Stack fire causing acrid smoke over town

A MASSIVE stack fire on the Felixstowe peninsula was still burning today - 36 hours after it started.The smell of acrid smoke wafted across the seaside town and nearby villages all night, with several people waking today complaining of sore throats.

A MASSIVE stack fire on the Felixstowe peninsula was still burning today - 36 hours after it started.

The smell of acrid smoke wafted across the seaside town and nearby villages all night, with several people waking today complaining of sore throats.

Firefighters have left the remains of the stack smouldering to burn out as there is no risk of the fire spreading.

Police are investigating and treating the blaze as suspicious, though it is not known if it was started by the same people who caused other stack fires in the area since harvest.


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The fire-raisers probably parked on a concrete store hardstanding off the road and would then have had to walk along a muddy track or across the field to the stack.

The huge haystack - which measured 17 metres by 23 metres and was five metres high - was in a field off Capel Hall Lane at Trimley St Martin.

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Police appealed for anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously near the site, which is just off the A14 Trimley interchange, or has any information about the fire to contact them on 01473 613500.

n. Has the smoke affected you? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or email eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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