Firefighters called after 100 tonnes of hay catch fire at Swannington

The emergency services are currently attending an incident in Chedgrave. Picture: Archant

The emergency services are currently attending an incident in Chedgrave. Picture: Archant - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2011

Fire crews are attending a straw blaze which has seen about 100 tonnes of hay catch fire.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service was called to Swannington just after 7.15pm on Monday evening to reports of the fire.

One crew from Earlham was called, after about 100 tonnes of hay caught fire.

Firefighters are 'maintaining a watching brief', the service said, and Norfolk police said they were on scene assisting fire.

The crew used a positive pressure ventilator to disperse the smoke and a thermal image camera used to check for hot spots.


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