Farmworkers helped firefighters deal with a 250-tonne wheat and barley straw stack on fire at Thurston.

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One crew from Bury St Edmunds attended the incident on open ground in Hollow Lane at 2.37am today.

The straw stack was close to a muck manure stack. The crew worked to establish a break between the two stacks, while farm staff assisted.

The incident was brought under control by 4.06am.

The fire is believed to have been started accidentally.

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