Crews tackle large straw fire in Ixworth

An eyewitness photo of the straw fire in Langham Picture: ED KELLY

An eyewitness photo of the straw fire in Langham Picture: ED KELLY - Credit: ED KELLY

Firefighters are tackling a blaze involving up to 750 tonnes of straw in west Suffolk.

Crews are understood to still be on the scene at Walsham Road, Ixworth, after a fire broke out at a farm last night.

Appliances from Wickhambrook, Bury St Edmunds, Elmswell and Ixworth were sent after the fire service were alerted at 11.02pm.

A spokesman said: "Crews are in attendance at a stack fire consisting of 500-750 tonnes of baled straw. A fire break has been made around the stack with the assistance of the farmer using a cultivator."

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