A FIRE destroyed farm out-buildings and a hop drying kiln in Abberley on Saturday.

The blaze started at about 11am, at New Haseland Farm in Netherton Lane and took 15 firefighters an hour to extinguish.

Crews from Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourbridge were called to the fire, along with a water carrier from Evesham.

It is thought to have been sparked following the process of hop drying.