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Firefighters remain at scene of huge straw blaze in Haughley, near Stowmarket – two days after it started





Firefighters remain at the scene of a huge fire which saw 9,000 tonnes of straw go up in flames near Stowmarket, after two nights.

A total of 16 fire engines, including crews from Ipswich, Framlingham, Stowmarket, Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket, have been called to the blaze in Dagworth Lane, Haughley, since it was reported at 9.59pm on Monday.

More than 60 firefighters attended and no livestock or people were injured.

Firefighters remain at the scene of the fire in Haughley. Picture: SFRS
Firefighters remain at the scene of the fire in Haughley. Picture: SFRS

As of 10am today, one engine remains at the scene to monitor the incident, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police told SuffolkNews yesterday the incident was being treated as an arson.

Those living nearby and in the Stowmarket and Stowupland areas were asked to keep windows and doors shut due a large amount of smoke blowing in that direction.