Firefighters take on 10-acre field blaze in Elmswell

Fire crews and the police were called to a fire in Mildenhall in the early hours of this morning. Pi

Fire crews and the police were called to a fire in Mildenhall in the early hours of this morning. Picture: ARCHANT/STOCK IMAGE - Credit: Archant

Firefighters from four stations were called to extinguish a blaze which broke out in a field in the village of Elmswell, between Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket.

The fire involved a 10-acre field near Lord’s footbridge, off Eastern Way.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called at 3.53pm to reports of the blaze.

Four fire engines were sent, along with a support crew, from stations in Bury St Edmunds, Ixworth, Hadleigh and Wickhambrook.

A spokesman for the fire service said the first crews had arrived to find it difficult to access the blaze and called for assistance.

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