THE FIRE service has issued an update on a large barn blaze at a farm. 

Crews were called to the incident at a farm in the Afonwen area, near Caerwys, at 7.10pm on Monday (July 8). 

People living nearby reported hearing a "huge explosion" and "big bang" - with six fire engines attending, along with Environmental Protection officers and an Incident Command Unit.

Video courtesy of Paul Jeffries

Due to burning fuel and smoke plume at the location, residents living nearby were advised to keep property windows and doors closed. 

A North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said that the fire was under control by around 1am on Tuesday - with the last crew leaving the scene at 1.30am.

The barn suffered heavy damage in the incident, as well as a tractor. No injuries were reported to have occurred as a result of the fire. 

A fire officer will attend the scene this morning to consider need for an investigation into the cause of the blaze.