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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Fire at Little Stoke Farm

12/09/2012

Firefighters from Stone, Stafford and Cheadle have been tackling a fire at a farm off Uttoxeter Road in Little Stoke all morning.

"Members of the public nearby may still be able to see some hay smouldering or smoke coming from one of the farmer’s fields however this is under control and nothing to be concerned about."

Station Manager, Rob Barber

Crews received the call at 6.39am reporting a feeder wagon, hay and farm machinery alight, with the fire in danger of spreading to a nearby barn.

Two crews from Stone, one crew from Stafford and the water carrier from Cheadle attended and tackled the fire using hose reel jets and compressed air foam.

They managed to prevent the fire from damaging the barn or spreading any further and other farming equipment has been used to remove burning hay to an open field.

Station Manager, Rob Barber said: "The crews have worked extremely hard this morning to contain and extinguish the fire. They are still on scene at the moment however the main fire is now out.

"Members of the public nearby may still be able to see some hay smouldering or smoke coming from one of the farmer’s fields however this is under control and nothing to be concerned about.

"At the moment we do not know exactly how the fire started however there is nothing to suggest anything suspicious so it is being treated as an accidental fire."

The incident has been scaled down to one fire engine only now which will remain on scene continuing to damp down until early afternoon.