Firefighters from three stations worked together to put out a 30-tonne pile of hay on fire.
Officers from Marley Park, Farringdon and Sunderland battled for around an hour and a half to extinguish the hay at Low Grange Farm in the East Boldon area of Sunderland today.
The brigade was called just before 1.30pm on Sunday
A Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue spokesman added: "The farmer helped by using a JCB to spread the hay."
Officers used hose reels, wore breathing masks and a high-powered jet to put the fire out just after 3pm.