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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Field Fire in Penkridge

Fire and rescue crews from Penkridge, Brewood and Cannock attended a fire at a farm in Lower Drayton Lane in Penkridge in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The call was received shortly before 2.20am reporting a fire in a field in Penkridge.  The fire involved approximately 100 tonnes of rubbish 20m x 20m that was well alight.  Firefighters used two main jets with compressed air foam to tackle the fire.

The rubbish pile included wood, plastics and rubber causing a large amount of smoke in the area.  The owner of the farm used a digger to dig a perimeter around the fire to prevent it from spreading to surrounding buildings.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental and firefighters left the scene at 11.27am on Sunday.