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Standing crop fire - Christchurch - Fenland

Updated on 24/7/22 at 10.30pm

On Sunday (24) at 3.41pm, crews were called to a fire involving standing crop on Euximoor Drove, Christchurch.

Firefighters from Littleport, Ely, Soham, the north roaming fire engine, Stanground, Whittlesey, Wisbech, March, Manea, Chatteris, Ramsey, along with a crew from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service responded. A crew from RAF Lakenheath also assisted.

The fire involved around 100 acres of field, agricultural buildings and a stack.

A farmer assisted with creating fire breaks using farm machinery.

Crews remain in attendance and will keep a watching brief over the incident.


Update: 25/7/2022 at 10.30am

Crews remained at the scene of the incident throughout the night and continue to monitor and inspect the fire this morning. 

The cause of the fire was accidental.