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Hay bales alight in field next to Sheperdswell Road, Eythorne.

By Victoria Chessum

Firefighters dealt with a fire involving a large haystack in a field of stubble in Eythorne on Monday afternoon.

Two fire engines and a fogging unit went to the field next to Sheperdswell Road.

Large haystack ignited in flames. Picture Alan Langley

Large haystack ignited in flames. Picture: Alan Langley

Eyewitness Tyrone Hetherington, who lives in Sandwich Road, pictured the hay bales, completely up in flames. He said the fire started around 4.15pm.

The hay bale blaze in Eythorne. Picture taken by Tyrone Hetherington.

The hay bale blaze in Eythorne. Picture taken by Tyrone Hetherington.

He continued: “It’s massive, fire engines are there now and they look tiny in comparison.”

A statement released from Kent Fire and Rescue said: "Farm machinery is being used to create a fire break, to allow the fire to burn out under controlled conditions."

Fire crews left the scene at around 5.15pm. 

 

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