Crews from Royston, Baldock, Cambridge and more tackle farm fire
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A large fire, originally thought to be from a chemical tanker, was dealt with at a farm near Flint Cross by multiple crews on Friday.
Watch commander Rachael Broom was the officer in charge of the operation at North Hall Farm in Barley Road, where a well-developed fire had taken hold by about 10.30am.
She told the Crow: “We were initially called to an oil tanker on fire – this was not the case. It was actually the bunded area around a tank of liquid fertilizer that had caught light affecting a nearby barn and tree line.”
Rachael quickly got crews from Baldock & Letchworth, Cambridge and Gamlingay to the scene, along with the south roaming fire engine and two crews from Huntingdon.
She said: “Due to the severity of the fire and remote location I asked for additional appliances to be dispatched to the incident.
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“We also had Cambridgeshire’s hazardous materials officer on scene, and the Environment Agency.
“A blanket of foam was used very successfully to smother and extinguish the fire.”
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Crews returned to their stations by 5.30pm, and Rachael said investigations into the cause of the fire are ongoing.