10:16 Thursday 05 December 2013

10 tonnes of straw on fire near Spath

Written byRICHARD CASTLE

FIREFIGHTERS are dealing with the remnants of a huge fire in a field on the B5030.

They were called out to a farm near Spath at 7.45am to find 10 tonnes of straw 'well-alight'.

Two hose-reel jets and two pumps from Uttoxeter and Longton, as well as a water carrier from Cheadle, are at the scene.

Crews are using breathing apparatus to help them tackle the blaze.

Police also attended to provide traffic control and left the scene at 9.40am.

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