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Incident - 1000 tonnes of Hay on Fire

Date: 16/01/2020
Time: 14:06
Location: Thorney, Langport, Nr Somerton
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

Two fire engines from Somerton and Yeovil along with the water carrier were mobilised to reports of a fire within a large amount of hay. 

On arrival crews confirmed there was a fire in the middle of approximately 1000 hay bales and got to work trying to extinguish the fire using an attack jet. A further 2 fire engines were requested to attend along with an aerial ladder platform. These were sent from Martock, Ilminster and Yeovil.

Crews are at work in 2 sectors using 4 attack jets, a ladder and a thermal image camera. A water shuttle is in operation using the water carrier and fire engines. On site farmers are also assisting our crews removing unaffected haybales using tractors.

This incident is ongoing. 

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