fire crews tackle farmland blaze at Burleydam

Fire crews from across South Cheshire tackled a large farmland blaze near Audlem today as tinder-dry grass went up in flames.

The fire broke out at around 4.20pm today on land off Lodmore Lane, in Burleydam, near Audlem.

These dramatic pictures show firefighters from Crewe, Audlem, Nantwich and Whitchurch teaming up at the incident as huge clouds of smoke billowed across the countryside, seen miles around.

The fire involved hay, straw and a combine harvester. It’s not clear how it started.

Firefighters used hose reels and fire beaters and were assisted by local farmers in containing the fire.

The blaze was extinguished by 6pm and crews remained at the scene for 30 minutes to dampen down.

It’s the latest blaze to take hold of farmland or heathland in the North West and Staffordshire in recent weeks.

(Pics courtesy of Cheshire fire and rescue service)

farmland fire at burleydam

firefighter at farmland blaze at burleydam

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