More than 250 tonnes of grain catches fire in Metfield

Four engines were dispatched to the scene, as well as a Bobcat vehicle
Four engines were dispatched to the scene, as well as a Bobcat vehicle
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More than £32,000 worth of grain is thought to have been lost after a fire in Metfield last night.

The incident happened in Fressingfield Road at 10.42pm.

Four fire crews attended — from Harleston, Stradbroke, Halesworth, and Bungay — and, on arrival, they found a dryer containing 30 tonnes of grain on fire.

A further 223 tonnes was on fire in a silo, with firefighters salvaging 18 tonnes of it using two sack barrows and a lorry.

The blaze was under control by 3.37am this morning, and all fire crews had left the scene by 7.44am.

A Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said the Environment Agency had also been informed.

There were no reported injuries.