Fire crews attempting to stop field fire reaching forestry area
PUBLISHED: 14:29 07 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:00 07 August 2018
Fire crews are currently tackling a standing crop fire to try and stop it from reaching an area of forest.
Suffolk Fire and Rescue was alerted to the blaze, off Green Road in Brandon, at 1.37pm this afternoon.
It is affected a half mile narrow strip of land and is close to Thetford Forest.
Fire engines from Brandon, Mildenhall, Newmarket and two from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service as well as a misting unit are on scene.
A further appliance from Mildenhall has been requested.
A spokesman for the service said: “Crews are dampening down as they are scared it is going to attack the forest area.”
More to follow.
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