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Firefighters called to 600 tonne straw stack blaze

PUBLISHED: 18:49 08 December 2018 | UPDATED: 07:32 09 December 2018

The straw stack fire at Watton Airfield may continue to burn overnight. Picture: Craig Blackwood

The straw stack fire at Watton Airfield may continue to burn overnight. Picture: Craig Blackwood

Craig Blackwood

Firefighters are at the scene of a large fire in Griston after a stack of straw bale caught alight.

Fire crews were called to a large straw stack fire at Watton Airfield. Picture: Megan Crayford-NobleFire crews were called to a large straw stack fire at Watton Airfield. Picture: Megan Crayford-Noble

Fire crews from Hingham and Attleborough were called to reports of a fire at the former Watton Airfield near Griston at around 4.43pm this afternoon.

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said around 600 tonnes of straw bales caught on fire, adding: “We are in attendance at a large stack fire in Griston which is believed to be ongoing throughout the night.”

The large straw stack fire at Watton Airfield is being investigated as an arson. Picture: Norfolk Fire and Rescue ServiceThe large straw stack fire at Watton Airfield is being investigated as an arson. Picture: Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

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