Jimmy’s Farm evacuated as fire breaks out in neighbouring field

The news comes just days after thousands flocked to the family resort for Jimmy's Festival Picture:

The news comes just days after thousands flocked to the family resort for Jimmy's Festival Picture: JAMES AGER - Credit: James Ager

Jimmy’s Farm was evacuated today while fire crews battled a field blaze on the land next door.

The scene of the fire near to Jimmy's Farm Picture: JULIA YANACOPOULOS

The scene of the fire near to Jimmy's Farm Picture: JULIA YANACOPOULOS - Credit: JULIA YANACOPOULOS

Firefighters were called shortly after 2pm today with reports that a field fire had broken out at Bluegates Farm in Wherstead.

Eleven fire engines were called to the site, which is close to the exit to Jimmy’s Farm – just off the A137.

Nichola Adams, from Jimmy’s Farm, said: “We could see the smoke at around 2pm.

“We decided to get people off the site because it was moving fast and it was quite windy.

“We didn’t want anyone to get hurt.”

She added that the farm would be open as usual tomorrow.

The fire comes just days after thousands flocked to the family resort for Jimmy’s Festival.

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A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said crew spent more than an hour putting out the blaze.

He said: “Eleven assorted fire vehicles were on site to tackle the fire, including the Unimog, the all terrain vehicle.

“A stop was called on the incident at 3.18pm.”

Were you at Jimmy’s Farm, or witnessed the fire from nearby? If it’s safe to do so, please get in touch by e-mailing amy.gibbons@archant.co.uk.

Stay with us as we receive updates from the emergency services.

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