Fire crews tackle straw stack fire in Stuston, near Diss

A straw stack on fire at Stuston, near Diss. Picture: South Norfolk Police

A straw stack on fire at Stuston, near Diss. Picture: South Norfolk Police - Credit: South Norfolk Police

Three fire crews have tackled a straw stack fire, believe to have been started deliberately, in a field off Church Lane in Stuston, near Diss.

A straw stack on fire at Stuston, near Diss. Picture: South Norfolk Police

A straw stack on fire at Stuston, near Diss. Picture: South Norfolk Police - Credit: South Norfolk Police

The appliances, from Eye, Stradbroke and Diss, arrived at 9.23pm to find the straw stack completely alight.

The stack was allowed to burn under supervision and crews have maintained watch over the surrounding fields and hedgerows, damping them down to prevent the fire from spreading.

South Norfolk Police have said the initial opinion of the fire service was that the fire was started deliberately.

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