10,000-tonne straw fire between Fowlmere and Foxton

PUBLISHED: 11:27 03 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:23 03 September 2018

The stack fire between Fowlmere and Foxton started in the early hours of Sunday, and is pictured here on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Archant

The stack fire between Fowlmere and Foxton started in the early hours of Sunday, and is pictured here on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Archant

Archant

10,000 tonnes of baled straw caught alight between Fowlmere and Foxton at the weekend.

The stack fire between Fowlmere and Foxton started in the early hours of Sunday, and is pictured here on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Archant The stack fire between Fowlmere and Foxton started in the early hours of Sunday, and is pictured here on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Archant

Firefighters were called to the blaze at about 1.30am on Sunday – two crews from Cambridge, one crew from Gamlingay, and water carriers from Newmarket and Ramsey all attended the scene in a field between Mill Road in Fowlmere and Shepreth Road in Foxton. The fire is still burning this morning.

A Cambs Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a stack fire involving 10,000 tonnes of baled straw.

“Firefighters used jets to prevent the fire spreading further, while working with the farmer to break up the stack.

“The fire will be regularly re-inspected.”

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