Fire crews work through the night at scene of barn blaze in Shottisham

The barn on fire on Alderton Road in Shottisham. Picture: MARK ELEY/SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE

The barn on fire on Alderton Road in Shottisham. Picture: MARK ELEY/SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE - Credit: Archant

Fire crews remain at the scene of a fire in Shottisham which ripped through a straw barn yesterday afternoon.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were called shortly after 3pm yesterday, Monday February 12, to the blaze in Alderton Road.

Seven vehicles were sent to the scene initially from Halstead, Felixstowe, Beccles, Princes Street and Aldeburgh although the operation was later scaled back.

A spokesperson for the fire service said that around 1,700 tonnes of straw had been ‘well alight’ and that the fire would be allowed to burn out while being monitored by fire crews.

According to the Suffolk Fire incidents website, the incident is still ongoing.

Alderton Road has been closed whilst the fire was being controlled. Picture: MARK ELEY/SUFFOLK FIRE

Alderton Road has been closed whilst the fire was being controlled. Picture: MARK ELEY/SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE - Credit: Archant


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A Suffolk police spokesperson said the constabulary had initially attended to manage the road closure, but that this was passed to local authorities.

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