Fire crews tackle blaze in Westleton


Firefighters have been called to battle a blaze in Westleton.

More than 60 firefighters have been dispatched to a field fire in Westleton this afternoon- with strong winds hampering their work.

A total of 16 emergency service vehicles from Lowestoft South, Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth, Bury St. Edmunds, Leiston, Aldeburgh, Saxmundham and Framlingham have been attending the incident since 1.55pm this afternoon (Saturday).

A fire spokesman has said approximately 20 acres of stubble, two stacks of straw as well as a caravan and farm machinery are involved in the blaze at Red Cap Farm, Gorse View, Westleton.

Crews are currently at work with three hose reel jets with farm vehicles assisting to make a fire break with strong winds currently hampering the situation but the flames are under control.

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