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Fire crews deal with two blazes after 600 bales and 400 tonnes of straw catch fire

PUBLISHED: 11:15 04 August 2014 | UPDATED: 14:59 04 August 2014


Fire crews battled two large blazes today after 600 bales and 400 tonnes of straw caught fire.

Four pumps and two water carriers were called to Etling Green, near Dereham, at around 11.15pm last night, where 600 bales of straw were on fire.

Crews from King’s Lynn, Sandringham, Swaffham and Hethersett were also called to Massingham Heath at around 2am this morning, where more than 400 tonnes of straw and woodland were alight.

Firefighters remained on scene today to ensure that surrounding areas were not affected, but have now left.


  • 11:15pm ? I saw an appliance there & smoke everywhere at lunchtime yesterday ! Was this another incident in the same area ? Arson or Spontaneous combustion ?

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    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

  • Aaaah that explains the huge pall of smoke I saw across to my right as I headed along the A47 towards Dereham at 7am this morning

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    Monday, August 4, 2014

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