Norfolk firefighters tackle field blaze at Bedingfield Hall Farms

Large fire in Bedingfield. Image: @countrymousie via Twitter

Large fire in Bedingfield. Image: @countrymousie via Twitter - Credit: Archant

The work of firefighters who tackled a field blaze this afternoon have been praised by the owner of Bedingfield Hall Farms.

Firefighters working on the scene of the field fire at Bedingfield Hall Farms

Firefighters working on the scene of the field fire at Bedingfield Hall Farms - Credit: Archant

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 11.55am to the fire, which was at Bedingfield Hall Farms in Bedingfield.

Two crews from Norfolk, one from Diss and one from Harleston, attended the incident, along with crews from Debenham, Framlingham and Leiston.

Around 50 acres of stubble was set alight after an incident involving a mole drainer.

David Scott, who owns the farm, said it was believed that a flint hit the piece of farming equipment, which sparked the blaze.

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Mr Scott added: 'The fire service were brilliant. They were very quick to respond and very professional.

'The field has already been harvested and it was just stubble.

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'No damage was done and the fire service did a good job of stopping it spreading.'

He added the fields next to the 128-acre field had wheat in them and they could have been at risk had it not been for the quick work of the fire service, which was helped by those at the farm creating a wind break.

The stop message was received at 1.29pm.

Station commander Russell Punchard said initial crews worked 'extremely hard' in windy conditions to tackle the blaze.

Twenty six firefighters in total helped tackle the blaze, with crew rotation in place to make sure those helping extinguish the fire were performing at their best.

No one was injured in the blaze.

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