Stack fire - Haddenham - East Cambs

Monday a crew from Sutton was called to a fire in the open in Sutton Road, Haddenham.

When the crew arrived they found approximately 1,500 tonnes of stacked straw well alight, in close proximity to another straw stack.

Additional resources from Chatteris were called for as firefighters started to extinguish the fire using water. A farmer assisted the crews by using farm machinery to create a fire break in an attempt to stop the fire from spreading.

The incident was scaled down at about 11pm to just one crew who are allowing the stack to burn out under a close watch. Relief has been provided by Ely and currently, Burwell crew is at the scene.

The cause is accidental.