AN investigation has been launched following a fire in a farm building in Bures.
Fire crews from Colchester, Long Melford, Nayland and Sudbury were called to Peyton Hall Farm, in Pebmarsh Road, at about 4am on Sunday.
The fire started in the large wooden building, which contained a number of vehicles, and spread to the roof of a swimming pool building.
A spokesman for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said crew used water form a nearby pond to tackle the fire.
He said: “At 5.20am firefighters were using three main jets and two hose reels to tackle flames in several parts of the main building.
“A two pump relief from Halstead went to the scene at 7am to relieve crews that had been working through the night.”
By 8am crews were dealing with a number of hotspots and were damping down the rest of the building.
A joint police and fire service investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the blaze.