11 fire crews tackle giant farm blaze in Cambridgeshire

The scene of the fire at Needingworth. Photo: Cambs Fire and Rescue
The scene of the fire at Needingworth. Photo: Cambs Fire and Rescue
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11 fire crews tackled a huge blaze involving 500 tonnes of straw at a farm in Huntingdonshire overnight.

On Monday, December 10 at 9.29pm, crews were called to a barn fire in Lowndes Drove, Needingworth.

Firefighters arrived to find a barn containing 500 tonnes of straw well alight.

Crews from Cottenham, Ely, Burwell, Papworth, March, Gamlingay, St Neots, Ramsey, Huntingdon, St Ives and Chatteris were in attendance overnight. The water carrier and welfare unit have also been in attendance.

Working in sections, firefighters used two hose reels and a jet to get the fire under control and protect nearby buildings.

The crews have now scaled down, and one fire engine is in attendance.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.