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Hay and straw fire

Rectory Road, Weeley
19/03/2020 @ 08:58
Incident Number: 119869
In attendance: 1 x Weeley, 2 x Clacton, 1 x Colchester, 1 x Brightlingsea


Crews were called to an agricultural building after reports of a fire. 

On arrival firefighters reported that the barn, which measures around 30m x 15m and is filled with around 250 tonnes of hay and straw, was 100% alight.

Firefighters immediately began protecting the surrounding area from fire spread and brought the barn fire under control. 

By 2pm crews reported that they were allowing the hay and straw to burn under control and would continue to dampen down the area until it was completely extinguished and safe. 

An investigation will take place to determine the cause of the fire. 

 

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