SIX fire crews from Paignton, Torquay and Totnes were sent to a barn fire near Paignton last night.
An incident support unit from Totnes also went to the barn at Shiphay Farm, Compton just after 11.30pm.
On arrival they found the barn well alight.
The fire involved an asbestos building measuring 13 metres by eight metres.
The Environment Agency was informed of the asbestos and decontamination procedures were put in place.
At 4am today relief crews were sent from Ashburton and Brixham.
They were still there at first light today damping down the fire.
Investigation officers will be investigating today to see how the fire started.