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Silage blaze at Hermitage farm

Visible flames issuing from several tonne of material

Jane Meredith

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Jane Meredith

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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. 

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