Maldon firefighters tackle huge straw stack blaze

  Posted: 13.09.21 at 08:38 by Charlotte Lillywhite

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Crews from Maldon remain at the scene of a huge straw stack fire in Woodham Walter, after being called to the incident last night (Sunday, 12 September).

The firefighters were alerted to the blaze in a field on Old London Road at around 9.26pm.

An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "On arrival, a crew from Maldon Fire Station reported that 300 tonnes of baled straw was on fire in a field.

"Firefighters have been letting the bales burn overnight during a controlled burn and will continue to monitor the scene throughout the day.”

Maldon Fire Station updated its Facebook page at around 11pm last night, to confirm that its crews were attending the incident.

It is not yet known what caused the fire.

The spokesperson added: "Maldon’s firefighters are on-call firefighters, they all live or work within 5 minutes of Maldon Fire Station and are paid to protect their community.

"If you live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station, you could be an on-call firefighter.”

You can find out more about being an on-call firefighter using the link here.

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