Field fire breaks out in village near Ipswich

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called to the field on Friday afternoon

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called to the field on Friday afternoon - Credit: Rob Calver

A field blaze has broken out in a village north of Ipswich.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service received reports of the blaze on land off Church Lane, Barham, shortly before 2pm on Friday.

Huge plumes of smoke coming from the fire in Barham

Huge plumes of smoke coming from the fire in Barham - Credit: Jim Wallace

Six fire crews from Ipswich East, Woodbridge, Princes Street, Needham Market and Elmswell have been dispatched to the scene.

The fire has broken out in Claydon, north of Ipswich

The fire has broken out in Claydon, north of Ipswich - Credit: Contributed

A fire service spokesman said the incident started in a field.

The field has been left scorched after the blaze

The field has been left scorched after the blaze - Credit: Archant

The stop message was sent by the fire service at 3.10pm.

Posting on Twitter after the stop message, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said: "This afternoon six fire engines from Ipswich, Needham, Woodbridge and Elmswell have tacked a stubble field fire in Barham, just north of Ipswich.

"Thanks to the hard work of our crews the fire has been extinguished and we remain on scene to dampen down."

It is the latest fire to break out in Suffolk in the last fortnight, including blazes in fields in Knodishall and in Groton.