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50 tonnes of baled straw alight

Toppesfield Road, Great Yeldham
27/08/2017 @ 20:15
Incident Number: 61809
In attendance: 2 x Halstead


Firefighters were called to a fire involving a stack of approximately 50 tonnes of bale straw.

Fire crews worked with a mechanical digger to separate the stack to stop the fire spreading. Crews also protected the surrounding risks including a barn and another large stack of straw.

The incident was reduced to one fire engine at 10:20pm. One crew will remain on scene until the fire has burnt itself out and the incident is deemed safe to leave.

*Update* Firefighters left the scene at 10pm on Monday 28 August.

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