60 tonnes of hay alight - PHOTO
Burtons Green Road, Greenstead Green
04/08/2017 @ 01:24
Incident Number: 60246
In attendance: 1 x Braintree, 1 x Halstead
The fire service was called to a large hay stack fire which contained approximately 60 tonnes of hay near Greenstead Green/Burtons Green near Halstead.
Firefighters monitored the fire throughout the night to ensure it was burning safely under control.
At 7:30am, the firefighters at the scene reported that the stack had been reduced by half and there was approximately 30 tonnes of hay still burning. The stack is expected to burn itself out in around 8 hours.
One fire engine will remain at the scene (engines/crews will be swapped over every few hours) until the stack is safe to leave.
*Update* 3pm - firefighters have now left the scene.
The cause of the fire was recorded as unknown.