Fire crews tackling straw blaze

FIRE fighters are currently tackling a blaze in the Monks Eleigh area.

FIRE fighters are currently tackling a blaze in the Monks Eleigh area.

A crew from Hadleigh were called to the scene of a stack fire on Boyton Hall Road, at around 4.30pm this afternoon.

Approximately 100 tons of straw on a hard standing were found to be alight.

A spokesperson for the fire service said that it is likely the fire fighting will carry on into the early hours of tomorrow morning due to the high winds.

The high winds make it very difficult to fight the blaze on the stack and a relief crew is expected at 9.00pm.