Firefighters tackle blaze in Beetley after 600 tonnes of straw catch fire

Straw fire, Beetley. Picture: Ian Burt Straw fire, Beetley. Picture: Ian Burt

Monday, August 4, 2014
3:15 PM

Firefighters are tackling a blaze near Dereham this afternoon, after 600 tonnes of straw caught fire.

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They were called to the incident on High House Road in Beetley at around 1.30pm today.

It follows two similar fires in the last 24 hours - four pumps and two water carriers were called to Etling Green, near Dereham, at around 11.15pm last night, where 600 bales of straw were on fire.

Crews also attended a fire at Massingham Heath at around 2am this morning, where more than 400 tonnes of straw were alight.

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