Farm blaze takes 17 hours to put out

PUBLISHED: 17:16 10 October 2006 | UPDATED: 11:00 06 May 2010

SIX fire engines were called to a farm where around 250 tonnes of bailed straw had caught alight. The crews used jets to contain the blaze at Astonbury Farm in Aston and to protect the surrounding area. The fire, which started on Sunday afternoon, took al

SIX fire engines were called to a farm where around 250 tonnes of bailed straw had caught alight.

The crews used jets to contain the blaze at Astonbury Farm in Aston and to protect the surrounding area.

The fire, which started on Sunday afternoon, took almost 17 hours to fully extinguish and traffic controls were set up at the Hook's Cross junction.


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