Firefighters called to 30-tonne hay fire on Sunderland farm

Firefighters from three stations worked together to put out a 30-tonne pile of hay on fire.

Sunday, 9th September 2018, 17:23 pm
Updated Sunday, 9th September 2018, 17:26 pm
Officers from Marley Park, Farringdon and Sunderland attended the incident

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.

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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.