Fire fighters tackle large hay stack fire in Sheering

General / Thu 20th Jul 2023 at 05:12am

Update: 1020 PM: Crews are continuing to deal with a large haystack fire.

The fire has been surrounded and a farmer has created firebreaks.

Two crews are likely to remain at the scene overnight until the fire is completely extinguished.

Station Manager Jon Ford said: “The haystack is very close to trees, hedges and standing crops so we will be here into the early hours to make sure it does not reignite and spread.

“The B183 will remain closed in both directions while we deal with the incident.

“I’d like to thank the farmer for creating firebreaks. He will continue to help us by using a digger to pull the haystack apart, so that we can fully extinguish the embers. 

“Thank you to our Control team for co-ordinating our response and our crews who did a fantastic job of surrounding the fire so quickly.”

Crews are tackling a large haystack fire in Sheering.

We were called to Hatfield Heath Road today at 7.49pm. Crews from Harlow (two), Stansted, Sawbridgeworth (Hertfordshire) are in attendance, along with Corringham’s Water Bowser, which carries a large volume of water.

Crews are working hard to surround the fire and protect nearby crops.

Please avoid the area if possible while our crews deal with the incident.

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3 Comments for Fire fighters tackle large hay stack fire in Sheering:

Guy Flegman
2023-07-20 08:11:59

This haystack has been there for ages. How did the farmer not realise that it will catch fire. I am not a Farmer but I know if you leave a haystack alone long enough it will catch fire on its own.

2023-07-20 11:26:22

Guy… haystacks are usually left for a long time. It’s unclear what caused this… could be many things. Cigarette flicked from window is quiet common, furthermore bales are also used for sugar beet pads,

2023-07-20 17:37:57

It's Thursday early evening and this fire is still burning, the fire service are in attendance and possibly will be for the next day or two. My praise goes out to the men & women of the fire service up and down the country.

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