Fire-fighters battle for seven hours to extinguish farm blaze

PUBLISHED: 09:37 05 September 2011

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MORE than 40 tons of hay caught fire at a farm in Wicken on Sunday.

The blaze broke out at about 1am at a farm on Stretham Road, with two fire crews from nearby Soham rushed to the scene.

The farmer helped create a fire break between some of the bales using his machinery while crews battled to get the blaze under control.

Fire-fighters remained on scene for more than seven hours, before finally leaving the scene at about 8.10am.

An investigation revealed that the fire started accidentally.

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