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Field fire

Dedham Road, Lawford
05/07/2018 @ 15:27
Incident Number: 80963
In attendance: 2 x Colchester, 1 x Wivenhoe, 1 x Manningtree (pinzgauer), 1 x Dovercourt


Firefighters were called to a large field fire in Lawford (near Colchester) this afternoon.

When fire crews arrived at the incident they reported that around 300m of the field of standing crops was on fire. The fire officer requested extra firefighters to help tackle the fire.

 Firefighters worked hard to stop the fire spreading to nearby stables and sucessfully extinguished the fire by 4.40pm.

Firefighters stayed at the incident to check for any remaining hot spots and sure the scene was safe.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will take place in due course.

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