FIFTEEN firefighters tackled a fire in a 67-tonne silo in Winterborne Monkton this afternoon,.

The firefighters, from Dorchester and Weymouth, were called to Manor Farm in the village shortly before 1.30pm this afternoon, and assisted the farmer in extinguishing the fire by removing the grain from the silo.

An estimated two tonnes of grain was destroyed in the fire, and five-per-cent of the silo suffered heat damage to the fire.