Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Hay stack fire

Delvyns Lane, Castle Hedingham
13/07/2019 @ 20:31
Incident Number: 104421
In attendance: 1 x Coggeshall, 1 x Wethersfield, 2 x Halstead (1 x water bowser), 1 x Sudbury

Firefighters have spent the night tackling a large hay stack fire in Castle Hedingham. 

When crews arrived at the scene in Delvyns Lane they reported around 500 - 1000 tonnes of hay was 100% alight. 

After quickly identifying surrounding risks such as nearby power cables, roadways, trees and large crop fields, firefighters worked to reduce the spread of fire and protect the surrounding area. 

Firefighters worked throughout the night to continually dampen down the straw and turn it over in an attempt to fully extinguish the fire. 

At 7.30am on Sunday crews reported that steady progress was being made and that they expected to stay at the scene for some time to ensure it is completely cooled and safe. 

Once the fire is completely extinguished an investigation into the cause will take place. 

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