Field fire at Badley Hill closes road

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Firefighters have tackled a field fire in Badley which closed the road linking Stowmarket and Needham Market.

Emergency services received several calls to reports of a stubble field on fire in Badley Hill at around 1.20pm.

A crew from Stowmarket arrived to find two hectares of stubble field and hedgrow well alight.

Police were called to close the B1113 Stowmarket Road at around 1.34pm.

With additional crews from Needham Market and Ipswich firefighters managed to get the fire under control by 2.16pm.

The road was reopened just after 3pm.

Fire crews spent an hour damping down at the scene and were back at base by 3.45pm.