500 tonnes of hay alight
Clacton Road, Mistley
30/08/2019 @ 21:30
Incident Number: 107908
In attendance: 1 x Manningtree, 1 x Clacton, 1 x Wivenhoe
Firefighters were called to a large fire involving 500 tonnes of hay.
When firefighters arrived, they set up hoses to protect the surrounding area while the stack of hay burned itself out.
One fire engine remainned at the scene overnight to ensure the fire burned safely and under control.
*Update 8am* One fire engine remains at the scene to ensure the fire is burning safely.
*Update 3pm* One fire engine remains at the scene to ensure the fire is burning safely.
*Update 10pm Saturday 31 August* Fire crews have now left the scene. One fire crew will re-visit the scene at 8am tomorrow (Sunday 1 September) to ensure the scene is still cool and safe.
The cause of the fire was found to have been a car fire which spread to the hay stack.