Fire crews controlling 200 tonnes of straw on fire at Norfolk farm

Firefighters are still keeping a large straw fire under control in the west of Norfolk this morning after the blaze was reported in the early hours.

One fire crew from Massingham and another from Watton were called to the fire at a farm in Litcham, near Swaffham, at 1.24am this morning.

It is estimated that around 200 tonnes of straw is burning.

The Massingham and Watton fire crews have since been replaced by crews from Fakenham, Swaffham and Hingham and are working with the farm owner to create a fire block to other crops using farm machinery.

Do you have more information about the fire? Contact reporter Victoria Leggett on 01362 854703 or email

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