Silage blaze at Hermitage farm
Visible flames issuing from several tonne of material
Firefighters tackled a several tonne silage fire at a Hermitage farm yesterday afternoon (Thurs).
One pump was called at 3pm to a farm in Long Lane, where ten tonnes of silage and straw was alight, with visible flames.
No-one was hurt.
Firefighters dug and dragged out the material to spread it out on the ground, before soaking it with three tanks of water from the fire engine, in a procedure lasting three hours.
The material was located in a disused pit, surrounded by trees.
The incident was re-inspected by firefighters at 8pm, before being closed.
The cause was put down to accidental.