Firefighters tackle straw bales blaze inside barn in Lowestoft


- Credit: Archant

Firefighters quickly dealt with three large bales of straw, which were ablaze inside a barn in Oulton Broad.

Three crews from Lowestoft South fire station were called out at 3.10pm today (Saturday) following reports of a barn blaze on Queens Highway in Lowestoft.

On arrival at the scene crews found one barn, measuring about 40m x 30m, with 'two seats of fire,' which was 'heavily smoke logged', according to the brigade.

A spokesman for the fire service said: 'Three large bales have been found smouldering inside the barn and efforts are being made to break up the bales.'

The spokesman added that while the blaze – which was contained inside the barn – was put out 'quite quickly' there was 'a large volume of smoke that took a long time to clear.'

The scene was cleared by 4.55pm.

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