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Hay bales alight

School Lane, Great Wigborough
24/08/2019 @ 03:04
Incident Number: 107323
In attendance: 1 x Tollesbury, 1 x Tiptree


Crews were called to a field in School Lane, Great Wigborough, after reports of a fire in the open.

On arrival firefighters reported that around 300 tonnes of baled straw was alight and worked quickly to protect surrounding risks and bring the fire under control. 

Firefighters worked throughout the night to dampen down the fire and ensure the surrounding area was safe. 

Due to the nature of the fire, crews expect to to stay at the incident for some time today until the area is completely cool. 

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