FIREFIGHTERS spent an hour tackling this blaze in a field.
Two crews from Peterlee Fire Station were sent to the field at Andrew’s Hill, between Lowhills Road in Peterlee and Thorpe Road, Littlethorpe, where flames were engulfing the corn crop.
A passing paramedic had contacted the fire service following the incident, which happened around noon today.
Reader Gerry Thompson sent us this picture of the blaze.
The site is where 900 homes are set to be built by Southlands Management, which was given approval last July.