Troston/Honington: Fire in field extinguished by crews

FIREFIGHTERS have put out a blaze in a field of crops which started after power cables came down.

The fire service received a call a 1.55pm to an electricity cable arching in a field of standing crops between Troston and Honington.

Crews from Bury St Edmunds and Ixworth were mobilised and on arrival they discovered power cables had come down in a field of barley and had caused the standing crops to ignite.

The fire was being fanned by a strong breeze, but was contained to the corner of the field.

Crews created a fire break to ensure the blaze did not spread and used beaters to fight it.

The Unimog arrived at the incident at 2.39pm and the fire was extinguished at 3.07pm. The incident was left in the hands of the landowner and the electricity board, with crews leaving the scene by 3.17pm.

All crews had returned to base by 3.46pm.

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