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100 tonnes of straw engulfed in fire

PUBLISHED: 07:04 18 July 2019 | UPDATED: 07:44 18 July 2019

Firefighters from Cambridgeshire and Norfolk were called to a blaze in three barns at Wisbech St Mary. Picture: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters from Cambridgeshire and Norfolk were called to a blaze in three barns at Wisbech St Mary. Picture: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters are tackling a fire which has engulfed 100 tonnes of straw in east Cambridgeshire.

Firefighters from Cambridgeshire and Norfolk were called to a blaze in three barns at Wisbech St Mary. Picture: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue ServiceFirefighters from Cambridgeshire and Norfolk were called to a blaze in three barns at Wisbech St Mary. Picture: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Four fire crews, three from Cambridgeshire and one from Norfolk, and three specialist appliances were called to the scene at Wisbech St Mary, just outside Wisbech, shortly after 12am on Thursday.

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Crews were using an aerial appliance and jets to battle the fire, which had taken hold in three large barns.

At 7.30am on Thursday two crews remained on scene and around 30 tonnes of straw was still alight.

No one is thought to have been injured in the incident.

A temporary road closure has been put in place at the junction of High Road and Rummers Lane while the fire is dealt with. Motorists have been advised to avoid the area.

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