Fire destroys one square mile of crops

A square mile of standing crops went up in flames, causing the loss of power to nearby homes on Saturday.

A square mile of standing crops went up in flames, causing the loss of power to nearby homes on Saturday.

Firefighters were called to Brook Road, Seething, near Loddon, at 4.40pm and soon had to call for extra help.

Twelve fire engines from across Norfolk and Suffolk plus two water carriers came to help fight the fire, which had spread to a tractor.

Strong winds meant that it took three hours to put the fire out, and the electricity supply was lost to nearby homes.

t In the early hours of today, one fire engine was called to put out burning straw bales near the A146 Loddon bypass. The fire broke out at 1.20am and took nearly an hour to deal with.