Firefighters tackle barn and tractor blaze near Newmarket racetrack

Firefighters were called to the scene of a barnfire at a racetrack owned by The Jockey Club in Newma

Firefighters were called to the scene of a barnfire at a racetrack owned by The Jockey Club in Newmarket Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

A bonfire spread to a barn and tractor near a Newmarket racetrack.

Three fire engines were sent to fight the blaze at 3.05pm on Thursday, May 23.

It started in a property off Hamilton Road in the town, on land owned by The Jockey Club.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called at 3.05pm today to reports of a fire on the estate of the Jockey Club headquarters.

"A large bonfire has spread to a nearby barn and a tractor.


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"Three crews used hydropumps to fight the blaze before one was stood down.

"All crews left the scene at 4.18pm after extinguishing the blaze."

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No horses were harmed in the fire.

Suffolk police confirmed they did not attend the scene.

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