1,500 tonnes of stacked straw found alight in Sutton Road, Haddenham - cause of fire under investigation

1,500 tonnes of stacked straw found alight in Sutton Road, Haddenham - cause of fire under investiga

1,500 tonnes of stacked straw found alight in Sutton Road, Haddenham - cause of fire under investigation - Credit: Archant

The cause of a fire in Haddenham in which 1,500 tonnes of stacked straw were found alight is under investigation.

A crew from Sutton was called to the blaze in the open in Sutton Road at 9.30pm yesterday.

When the crew arrived they found approximately 1,500 tonnes of stacked straw well alight, in close proximity to another straw stack.

Additional resources from Chatteris were called for as firefighters started to extinguish the fire using water.

A farmer also assisted the crews by using farm machinery to create a fire break in an attempt to stop the fire from spreading.


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The incident was scaled down at about 11pm to just one crew who were allowing the stack to burn out under a close watch.

Relief was provided by a crew from Ely and Burwell.

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