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Field fire in Challock destroys six hectares of corn field

Five fire engines and 25 firefighters have dealt with a blaze in a corn field.

Crews were called to the field in Challock at 5.16pm.

The fire destroyed six hectares of standing corn.

25 firefighters were called to the blaze. Stock image.
25 firefighters were called to the blaze. Stock image.

An all-terrain vehicle and bulk water carrier were brought in to help deal with the flames.

The farmer helped by using his tractor and plough to create a fire break within the field.

Crews were stood down at 6.35pm but damping down took a further 30 minutes.

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