ONGOING: Hay and waste plastic waste fire at a farm in Betley
10/08/2018 - 00:59
Main Road, Betley (near Crewe)
Six fire engines have been in attendance - two from Crewe, one from Nantwich, one from Sandbach and two from Staffordshire fire engine attended from Crewe
ONGOING: At around 1am firefighters were called to a report of a fire in the open involving bales of hay and plastic at a farm on Main Road in Betley, near Crewe.
On arrival crews discovered approximately 200 tonnes of hay and waste plastic well alight in a field.
A nearby stream has been used as a water supply to fight the double-seated fire.
Firefighters initially tackled the fire with two hose reel jets. One of them wore breathing apparatus.
Two main jets and a ground monitor have also been used.
Firefighters have been damping down the area and turning over the hay and plastic throughout the night.
They have been assisted by a farmer, who has been using machinery to prevent the fire from spreading.
Only one fire engine remains at the site this morning.
This incident will be updated when more information becomes available.