Firefighters have worked through the night to tackle a large barn blaze.

The alarm was raised about 6.15pm yesterday when crews discovered two barns - about 50m by 100m - were on fire.

A crew from Maryport was initially called to the fire in Crosshow Road, Dearham.

A fire service spokesman said: "Due to the scale of the fire, and low water pressure in the area, and additional six pumps were dispatched to the scene, along with an aerial platform, water bowser and joint incident command unit."

The team used hose reel jet to extinguish the blaze and the fire was believed to be under control. Crews were still there at 1.30am.

There are no reports of any injures at the current time.

Police also attended the scene and a road closure was in place along the A594 between Dearham and Maryport.

Initially it was reported that a joinery workshop nearby had also been affected by the fire due to information supplied to us. However this information was incorrect.