Two-hour bat­tle with dung blaze

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A large pile of horse ma­nure caught fire in Sha­dox­hurst on Thurs­day af­ter­noon last week.

Fire­fight­ers started tack­ling the blaze at 3.50pm, and although they had the flames un­der con­trol fairly quickly the muck, in Criol Lane, was still burn­ing un­til 5.45pm.

Two fire en­gines and a wa­ter unit were called to the ru­ral lo­ca­tion and foam was used to fight the flames.

A spokesman told the Ken­tish Ex­press it can take a long time to put out burn­ing dung heaps, which are known to spon­ta­neously com­bust in warm weather.

No roads were closed and no one was in­jured.

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