Firefighters tackle large straw blazes

FIREFIGHTERS are currently battling two large scale straw blazes.

At just before 11.25am today, fire crews from across Suffolk were called to a field in Wenhaston.

Initial reports suggested that one combine was alight and that flames had spread to eight acres of straw.

Meanwhile, at 12.18am firefighters were then called to a field in Bury St Edmunds after three hectares of straw and a baling machine was found well alight.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue said that both incidents were still ongoing.

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