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Fire crews called in to tackle large field fire in Lawford

PUBLISHED: 23:13 05 July 2018 | UPDATED: 23:18 05 July 2018

Fire crews tackling a field fire in Lawford Picture: LUCY ALLERTON

Fire crews tackling a field fire in Lawford Picture: LUCY ALLERTON

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Fire crews in Essex have attended a large field fire in Lawford this afternoon.

A number of fire crews were called to the blaze in Lawford Picture: LUCY ALLERTONA number of fire crews were called to the blaze in Lawford Picture: LUCY ALLERTON

Crews were called to the scene at around 3.30pm this afternoon to Dedham Road on the outskirts of Lawford.

Five vehicles were called to the incident including two from Colchester and further vehicles from Wivenhoe, Manningtree and Dovercourt.

A spokesperson for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said: “When fire crews arrived at the incident they reported that around 300m of the field of standing crops was on fire. The fire officer requested extra firefighters to help tackle the fire.

“Firefighters worked hard to stop the fire spreading to nearby stables and successfully extinguished the fire by 4.40pm.

Smoke from the fire could be seen around the area Picture: LUCY ALLERTONSmoke from the fire could be seen around the area Picture: LUCY ALLERTON

“Firefighters stayed at the incident to check for any remaining hot spots and sure the scene was safe.”

An investigation into the fire’s cause is due to take place.

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