Fire crews from across North Yorkshire were called in to tackle a huge blaze at a barn – and saved all the livestock under threat.
Fire control was first alerted to the incident, at Carthorpe, near Bedale, at 9.39pm.
Given the reported scale of the blaze, four appliances were sent immediately to the scene.
A North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Upon arrival the first crew requested a total of eight appliances to attend. This was also supplemented by a water bowser from Boroughbridge and a high volume pump from Richmond.
“The crews from Hambleton and Harrogate districts worked together to tackle a large fire consisting of four connected barns measuring approx 80m x 50m.
“The fire affected approximately 600 tonnes of straw and the crews worked to cool a neighbouring barn with hose reel jets, which contained piglets.”
At 2.44am the response was scaled back to three appliances from Masham, Ripon and Bedale.
In an update at 7.23am, the fire service said: “All sows and piglets were confirmed saved from fire. Crews are still in attendance with two appliances and one of our high volume pumps.”