Firefighters called to 600 tonne straw stack blaze

The straw stack fire at Watton Airfield may continue to burn overnight. Picture: Craig Blackwood

The straw stack fire at Watton Airfield may continue to burn overnight. Picture: Craig Blackwood - Credit: Craig Blackwood

Firefighters are at the scene of a large fire in Griston after a stack of straw bale caught alight.

Fire crews were called to a large straw stack fire at Watton Airfield. Picture: Megan Crayford-Noble

Fire crews were called to a large straw stack fire at Watton Airfield. Picture: Megan Crayford-Noble - Credit: Megan Crayford-Noble

Fire crews from Hingham and Attleborough were called to reports of a fire at the former Watton Airfield near Griston at around 4.43pm this afternoon.

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said around 600 tonnes of straw bales caught on fire, adding: 'We are in attendance at a large stack fire in Griston which is believed to be ongoing throughout the night.'

The large straw stack fire at Watton Airfield is being investigated as an arson. Picture: Norfolk Fi

The large straw stack fire at Watton Airfield is being investigated as an arson. Picture: Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service - Credit: Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service


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