Blaze under control
A big blaze among thousands of tonnes of baled straw on a
farm near Ashford has been brought under control by
But there's a warning that smoke could be visible in the area
for the next couple of days.
Crews were called to the farm in Roman Road, Broad Oak, Mersham
at around 8.30pm on Friday night.
They were called after the blaze broke out in 4,000 tonnes
of baled straw.
Two fire engines responded to the call and their crews used main
jets to cool and control the blaze.
But Kent Fire & Rescue Service says the fire is likely to
continue burning under observation for at least another three days,
generating large amounts of smoke which may be visible from the
nearby M20 motorwayand high-speed rail line.
Rail chiefs and the highways agencies have been informed.
There are no reported injuries.
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