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Huge blaze at Dagworth Lane, Haughley, near Stowmarket, which saw 9,000 tonnes of straw catch fire being investigated as possible arson





A huge blaze which saw around 9,000 tonnes of straw catch fire is being investigated as possible arson.

SuffolkNews reported this morning that 10 crews and 60 firefighters were dispatched to the scene in Dagworth Lane, Haughley, near Stowmarket, when the fire broke out at around 10pm last night.

No livestock or people were injured.

The fire at Dagworth Lane, Haughley, near Stowmarket, broke out around 10pm. Picture: Needham Market Fire Station
The fire at Dagworth Lane, Haughley, near Stowmarket, broke out around 10pm. Picture: Needham Market Fire Station
Around 9,000 tonnes of straw caught fire at Dagworth Lane, Haughley, near Stowmarket. Picture: Needham Market Fire Station
Around 9,000 tonnes of straw caught fire at Dagworth Lane, Haughley, near Stowmarket. Picture: Needham Market Fire Station

A police spokesperson said: “We received a report of a fire in Dagworth Lane, Haughley at 10.18pm last night from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service.

“We are working with our colleagues from the fire service to investigate the cause which has been reported as a possible arson.”

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Suffolk Police quoting reference 37/20829/24.”

Crews were expected to remain at the Dagworth Lane, haughley, near Stowmarket, blaze for the majority of the day. Picture: Ixworth Fire Station
Crews were expected to remain at the Dagworth Lane, haughley, near Stowmarket, blaze for the majority of the day. Picture: Ixworth Fire Station
Suffolk Police has announced that it is investigating the cause of the Dagworth Lane, Haughley, near Stowmarket, fire which has been reported as possible arson. Picture: Ixworth Fire Station
Suffolk Police has announced that it is investigating the cause of the Dagworth Lane, Haughley, near Stowmarket, fire which has been reported as possible arson. Picture: Ixworth Fire Station

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.

It was expected that crews would remain at the scene for the majority of today due to the scale of the blaze.