Fire crews at scene of 80-acre field fire in Newmarket

Fire crews were called to a blaze in Ipswich

Fire crews were called to a blaze in Ipswich - Credit: Archant

Crews were first called to the blaze, in Cambridge Road, just before 2pm, to reports that 25-acres of stubble and loose straw were on fire, along with a baling machine.

The blaze has since spread to around 80-acres, however a spokesperson for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service at Suffolk County Council, Cheryl Gray, said there was no threat to public safety.

She added that there were approximately 20 one-tonne bales alight.

There are currently four fire pumps and a water carrier at the scene.

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