Gorseland fire in Wenhaston is called in by police officers

Fire crews are at the scene of a field fire in Wenhaston in Suffolk Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Fire crews are at the scene of a field fire in Wenhaston in Suffolk Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

Fire crews are at the scene of a large field fire in Wenhaston near Southwold - which is believed to have been called in by a police officer.

Emergency services were called at around 1.10pm today, Tuesday, September 10, to reports of a fire in the open.

When crews arrived, they discovered 30m by 60m of gorseland well alight.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said the fire is not believed to have spread to any surrounding buildings.

She said: "At the moment, one appliance is on the scene from Halesworth.


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Another two appliances have been ordered to attend from Southwold and Wrentham.

Police have also been called to the scene to deal with traffic concerns in the area.

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A police spokesman said he believed a police officer discovered the fire and had called it into the fire service.

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