Fire crews attempting to stop field fire reaching forestry area

Fire crews attended a field fire in Brandon. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

Fire crews attended a field fire in Brandon. Picture: Rebecca Murphy - Credit: Archant

Fire crews are currently tackling a standing crop fire to try and stop it from reaching an area of forest.

Fire crews attended a field fire in Brandon. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

Fire crews attended a field fire in Brandon. Picture: Rebecca Murphy - Credit: Archant

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.