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Haystack fire next to A251 extinguished

ByCharlie Harman

A fire which tore through a haystack for more than 30 hours has been put out.

A section of the A251 was closed when 100 hay bales caught fire near Challock on Wednesday.

Firefighters were at the scene - by the junction with Shottenden Road - overnight to quell the flames, eventually succeeding at 7.31pm yesterday.

About 100 hay bales are ablaze next to the junction of the A251 and Shottenden Road (15849916)
About 100 hay bales are ablaze next to the junction of the A251 and Shottenden Road (15849916)

Drivers passing this morning noted that some of the pile was still smouldering.

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