UPDATE WEDNESDAY 3.05PM: Bad weather and darkness hamper firemen at Crowland blaze

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Firefighters fought bad weather and darkness while dealing with a farm blaze in Crowland on Monday.

The blaze in Spalding Road at about 10.35pm saw about 300 tonnes of waste straw and compost go up in flames.

A crew from Crowland were forced to leave one of their fire engines at the scene overnight as a precaution.

Chris Hides of Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said: “Two pumps and a water carrier attended the scene on Monday night when approximately 300 tonnes of waste straw and compost were on fire.

“Due to the nature of the incident, the poor weather conditions and the darkness, we took the decision to leave one pump at the scene overnight to monitor the situation, with a view to reassessing it in the morning.

“All appliances eventually left the scene and the site was handed back to the owner as a controlled burn-out of the fire took place, something which was checked periodically by one of our fire officers.”

TUESDAY 2.50PM: Waste straw and compost on fire in Crowland

Two fire engines were sent to a farm fire at Crowland on Monday night.

The blaze in Spalding Road involved around 300 tonnes of waste straw and compost.

It was report at about 10.35pm but there are no more details as to whether or not any buildings were damaged.