Straw fire - crews at the scene

FIREFIGHTERS are today 'standing by' at the scene of a suspicious straw blaze in Mellis. A spokeswoman for the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said crews from Diss and Eye were called to 150 tons of straw on fire on Thornham Parva Road shortly after 10pm.

FIREFIGHTERS are today 'standing by' at the scene of a suspicious straw blaze in Mellis.

A spokeswoman for the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said crews from Diss and Eye were called to 150 tons of straw on fire on Thornham Parva Road shortly after 10pm.

Two hose reel jets were used.

The spokeswoman added: “Crews are now standing by to allow the straw to burn.”

At 12.15am a crew from Stradbroke was called to a second straw fire in Laxfield Road, Fressingfield. Ten one ton straw bales were on fire. One jet was used and the fire was under control at 12.26am.

At 23.46pm yesterday a crew from Stradbroke was called to a muck heap fire on the Stradbroke to Laxfield Road.

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The spokeswoman said: “This was a fire in a 50 ton muck heap. One main jet was used.”

The fire was brought under control shortly after midnight.

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