go

Peasemore hayrick blaze under investigation

300 tonnes of hay ablaze

Jane Meredith

Reporter:

Jane Meredith

Contact:

01635 886637

49-0106p-Young-Firefighters

Several hundred tonnes of hay went up in smoke in a Peasemore blaze last night (Wed).

Two pumps were called from Newbury Fire Station at 10.05am, to Mud Lane, where 300 bales of hay, stacked and stored over the winter, were ablaze.

Firefighters protected the surrounding area to prevent the fire from spreading and were monitoring the incident.

Fire crews from Reading and Hungerford were rotated through the night to continue monitoring the fire, which firefighters said was likely to continue burning for most of today (Thurs).

The cause was still under investigation.

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on Newbury Weekly News

Characters left: 1000

News

Emergency repairs (and traffic delays) on the A4 in Newbury to last until Wednesday
News

Emergency repairs (and traffic delays) on the A4 in Newbury to last until Wednesday

Drivers warned to "allow extra time" for journeys

 
Knife confiscated from year 5 pupil
News

Knife confiscated from primary school pupil

Headteacher declines to comment on actions taken

 
News

Major delays in Newbury

1comment

 
News

Road closure in Great Shefford

 
News

Sculptor gets go-ahead for bronze statue of Jack of Newbury

3comments