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Otley: Firefighters called to blaze involving tractor, straw bailer and grass verge

PUBLISHED: 22:24 05 August 2014 | UPDATED: 09:24 06 August 2014

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Firefighters were called to a road in Otley this afternoon following reports of a straw baler which was on fire.

Two crews from Princes Street and one from Woodbridge were sent to the incident, on an unnamed road between Otley and Clopton Green, at about 5.20pm.

Firefighters on the scene reported there was one tractor, a straw bailer, 400sqm of stubble and a grass verge which were ‘well alight’.

Four hose reels were used to bring the incident under control and three one-tonne bales were allowed to burn under supervision of fire service personnel.

Meanwhile, two crews from Sudbury were called to a flat in Lucas Road at about 7.50pm today.

The firefighters discovered a small fire in the cooker which was extinguished before they arrived. The flat was smoke logged and the property was ventilated.

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Police have halted filling in the landfill cell where they believe the body of missing RAF man Corrie McKeague is located.

A lorry which overturned at the junction 19 A12 Boreham Interchange, Chelmsford, has been righted by police.

Firefighters have returned to scene of a straw fire, which has re-ignited just outside a village near Stowmarket.

Police are investigating a spate of break-ins at allotments in Ipswich.

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