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Gestingthorpe: Firefighters battle barn fire

12:40 18 November 2012

Firefighters put out barn fire

Firefighters put out barn fire

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THREE crews from Essex Fire and Rescue Service were called to a barn fire in Gestingthorpe this morning.

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Firefighters from Sible Hedingham and Halstead attended the incident at Church Street at 9.08am, where they found four straw bales “well alight”.

The fire was put out by 10:13am but crews remained at the scene for a further 45 minutes, turning over and damping down to ensure there were no hotspots.

A crew will return later today to ensure the area remains safe.

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