Firefighters tackle blaze from A45 near Irchester

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One lane of the A45 near Irchester was closed during rush hour as firefighters tackled a blaze in a derelict barn this afternoon.

Crews from two fire engines fought the fire in a barn in Higham Road, Irchester, from the westbound carriageway of the two-lane dual carriageway for about an hour from 5.40pm.

Waste tyres were destroyed in the fire, which was out by 6.40pm.

Crews from fire stations in Wellingborough and Rushden attended.