Rubbish blaze in field

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FIREFIGHTERS spent 20 minutes tackling a rubbish blaze in the middle of a field.

A crew from Peterlee Fire Station was called to land at the rear of Milbank Terrace, in Station Town, where a mound of rubbish was on fire.

The incident happened at around 5.30pm yesterday.

A spokesman for the station said the cause of the fire is now under investigation.