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UPDATE: Fire crews fought Lawshall barn fire for more than eight hours

Fire crews have fought a barn fire for more than eight hours yesterday in Lawshall.

In all, 16 appliances from across the county were called to the Golden Lane site after it was first reported at 12.16pm yesterday (April 1).

Crews from Long Melford, Clare, Wickhambrook, Bury St Edmunds, Hadleigh, Ixworth, Elmswell Newmarket, Sudbury and Haverhill were in attendance.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service logo. (8181208)
Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service logo. (8181208)

A Suffolk and Fire Rescue spokesman said they were called to a barn fire where approximately 500 tonnes of straw was alight.

The farmer assisted firefighters by removing straw with mechanical handling machinery and crew welfare was provided by the Salvation Army.

The incident was stopped at 9.43pm yesterday but fire services remained in attendance through the night with relief crews from various stations attending and are still in attendance this morning to ensure the site is safe.

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