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200 tonne straw fire successfully put out

PUBLISHED: 16:30 17 April 2020 | UPDATED: 13:26 18 April 2020

The fire service is tackling a massive blaze near farmland after an estimated 200 tonnes of straw burst into flames. Photo: Google Maps

The fire service is tackling a massive blaze near farmland after an estimated 200 tonnes of straw burst into flames. Photo: Google Maps

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A massive blaze caused when an estimated 200 tonnes of straw and manure burst into flames has been successfully put out.

A massive blaze caused when an estimated 200 tonnes of straw and manure burst into flames has been successfully put out.

Four fire crews, from Wrentham, Beccles and Lowestoft attended a fire which began on Friday. April 17 at Hulver Road in Mutford.

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They were called, along with the Environment Agency, shortly before 2.30pm and remained on scene for three hours dousing the fire.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called to reports of a large straw fire. We sent four vehicles to respond to the approximately 200 tonnes of straw that was burning.

“At 4.45pm good progress was made with turning over the straw to prevent the fire spreading and left the scene. A pump returned to the scene at 7pm to ensure the fire did not reignite, and we left shortly after that.”

Due to the large size of the fire, the Environment Agency were contacted to monitor the fire, but did not sent officers to the incident.

An Environment Agency spokesman said: “We liaised with the fire service and supported them but believe there is a low risk of pollution.”


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