Firefighters tackle 15-20 tonne straw blaze

Firefighters were called out to a blaze after 15-20 tonnes of straw was found alight.

Wednesday, 6th March 2019, 5:51 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th March 2019, 5:57 am
A fire engine.

The fire was on a farm in the Easington Colliery area.

Straw and silage was alight with hose reels and pitchforks used to put out the blaze.

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County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service said it also dealt with a rubbish fire in the Shotton Colliery area.

The organisation tweeted: "Several rubbish fires in Consett Shotton & Stanley areas.

"Strong smell of burning at a property in Darlington. Crew fm Peterlee attended a farm in Easington area.

"This was 15-20 tonne waste straw & silage well alight Hose reels & pitchforks were used."