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50 tonnes of hay alight

Cressing Road, Witham
30/06/2017 @ 17:58
Incident Number: 57763
In attendance: 1 x Braintree, 1 x Witham, 1 x Colchester


Crews have been working through the night to extingush a fire involving approx. 50 tonnes of hay. 

When crews arrived at 6pm yesterday evening they reported that the pile of hay bales, which measures around 10m x 20m, was 100% alight. 

Update 9am Saturday: Crews are continuing tackle the fire, as well as dampen down the surrounding area to ensure it does not spread further.

Update 5pm Saturday: The fire is now out and crews have made the site safe and left it in the care of the owner. 

An investigation will take place to determine the cause of the fire. 

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