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Incident - Hay Bales On Fire

Date: 01/08/2014
Time: 01:32
Location: Ludwell Lane, St Loyes, Exeter
Area: Central
County: Devon

The Fire Service received several calls to a large fire in the open at the above location.  One fire appliance from Danes Castle Exeter and one fire appliance from Middlemoor Exeter attended.

Fire crews confirmed a large fire involving approximately twenty large bales of hay located approximately five hundred metres from the roadway.  Fire crews gained access to the locationt through two fields and upon arrival allowed the hay bales to burn out.  Fire crews accelerated the burn using a positive pressure ventilation fan and extinguished the fire using one hose reel jet and drag forks to put the bales apart.

The hay bales were severely damaged by fire.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Fire Service.

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