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250 tonnes of straw catches fire in rural Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 22:31 24 April 2019 | UPDATED: 15:32 25 April 2019

250 tonnes of straw which caught fire at The Street in Burgh-next-Aylsham. Photo: Jake Greatbatch

250 tonnes of straw which caught fire at The Street in Burgh-next-Aylsham. Photo: Jake Greatbatch

Jake Greatbatch

More than 200 tonnes of straw has caught fire in rural Norfolk.

250 tonnes of straw which caught fire at The Street in Burgh-next-Aylsham. Photo: Jake Greatbatch250 tonnes of straw which caught fire at The Street in Burgh-next-Aylsham. Photo: Jake Greatbatch

Fire crews from Aylsham and Wroxham were called to the scene at The Street in Burgh-next-Aylsham shortly after 8pm on Wednesday, April 24.

A Norfolk fire service spokesman said 250 tonnes of straw had caught fire.

The spokesman said one fire engine from Aylsham will remain at the scene throughout the night on a “watch and brief”.

Burgh-next-Aylsham is located south east of Aylsham and is within the Broadland district.

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