Photographs show the 1,200 straw bale fire tackled by firefighters on outskirts of Watton

The straw stack fire on the outskirts of Watton

The straw stack fire on the outskirts of Watton - Credit: Archant

Firefighters have been called out to tackle a large straw stack fire on the edge of Watton in the early hours of this morning.

The straw stack fire on the outskirts of Watton

The straw stack fire on the outskirts of Watton - Credit: Archant

The Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service received a call that 1,200 tonnes of straw was on fire off Norwich Road at about 4.20am.

One fire engine from Watton was called out to deal with the fire. It is no longer in attendance.

AT 7.17am ago the fire service tweeted: 'We have attended to a straw stack fire in Watton. It is currently burning in a controlled manner. Fire and Police are aware.'

The fire, which was on the former RAF Watton site, will be allowed to burn out over the course of the next few days, with farmer John Chapman saying he was devastated at the terrible incident.

Have you got photographs of the straw stack fire? Email anthony.carroll@archant.co.uk

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