Fire involving 30,000 tonnes of straw in west Suffolk village

Firefighters go to house fire

Firefighters go to house fire - Credit: Archant

Around 30,000 tonnes of straw went up in flames in a village near Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket on Saturday.

Two fire crews were called to the blaze in Higham Road, Gazeley, shortly after 1pm.

The fire was brought under control shortly before 4.30pm.

In a statement, a fire brigade spokesman said: “One crew from Bury St Edmunds and the water carrier from Newmarket attended. Crews dealt with 30,000 tonnes of straw well alight.

“The road was closed by police for a period of time and re-opened at around 4.30pm.

“The fire was under control at 4.29pm.”

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the fire and an investigation has not been launched.

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