Fire crews are at the scene of a large barn fire near a major road.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were called at around 12.05pm on Tuesday, January 23, to reports of plumes of black smoke near the A140. 

When fire crews arrived they discovered a barn of around 20m by 30m ablaze. 

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A spokeswoman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said that the barn was "full of combustibles like wood" and around 50 per cent was aflame when the crews first reached the scene.

Nine crews were called to the scene as the situation continued to escalate.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue has said that the fire appeared to be spreading to another barn as the crews worked to douse the flames.

Suffolk police were alerted to the incident as it is quite close to the A140.

The fire burned for three hours before the stop time was issued by the fire service, at around 3.05pm.