Meppershall field blaze ‘not suspicious’

Yesterday's fire in Meppershall

Yesterday's fire in Meppershall - Credit: Archant

A BLAZE which destroyed 3,000 square metres of crops was not believed to have been started deliberately.

The fire in Meppershall

The fire in Meppershall - Credit: Archant

The fire took hold just before 3pm yesterday (Wednesday) at Bury Farm, Campton Road, Meppershall.

Five fire engines were called to the scene, where crews battled the blaze for an hour-and-a-half.

It is not being treated as suspicious, but a cause has not yet been determined.

A Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “As the fire was not near local homes no evacuations were necessary and there were no casualties.

“About 3,000 sq ms of stubble and crops were damaged by the fire. A re-inspection took place at 8pm yesterday and the incident was declared closed.”

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