Fire crews remain at Mepal stack fire involving 2,000 tonnes of bailed straw 12 hours after it started

PUBLISHED: 12:36 23 May 2019 | UPDATED: 12:36 23 May 2019

Crews remain at the scene of a stack fire involving 2,000 tonnes of bailed straw in Mepal. They were first called to the scene at 9.45pm last night. Picture: SCOTT WALTON.

Crews remain at the scene of a stack fire involving 2,000 tonnes of bailed straw in Mepal. They were first called to the scene at 9.45pm last night. Picture: SCOTT WALTON.

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Fire crews remain at the scene of a stack fire in Mepal involving 2,000 tonnes of bailed straw which they were first called to at 9.45pm last night.

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Firefighters are carrying out a watching brief to ensure that the fire is burning out and that it does not spread to any other part of the farm.

A Cambs Fire spokesman said: "We can't just flood it with water. So the firefighters are surrounding it and letting it burn out."

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