Straw bales go up in smoke

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

MORE than 50 tonnes of straw has been de­stroyed in a blaze in a barn near Peter­bor­ough.

Fire­fight­ers from Dogsthorpe, Stan­ground and the Peter­bor­ough Vol­un­teers were called to the fire in Stam­ford Road, Marholm at 9.29pm on Wed­nes­day evening.

They re­ceived nu­mer­ous 999 calls from concerned res­i­dents who could see thick, black smoke bil­low­ing across the night­time sky.

The crews ar­rived to find the 50 tonnes of bales of straw in a Dutch barn well alight.

The fire was ex­tin­guished by the fire­fight­ers by 10.04pm.

Evening Tele­graph reader Caro­line Hall spot­ted the blaze as she was driv­ing past the burn­ing barn and took this pic­ture.

Fire­fight­ers re­turned to the scene on Thurs­day morn­ing to carry out a re-in­spec­tion of the re­main­ing straw bales and en­sured there were no hot spots that could ig­nite again.

The cause of the blaze is cur­rently not known but Cam­bridgeshire Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice has be­gun an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into how it started.

firE: Pic­ture of barn fire in Stam­ford Road, Marholm, near Peter­bor­ough taken by ET reader Caro­line Hall.

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