35 firefighters battled 60-tonne straw blaze on land off Illey Lane this afternoon - The Bromsgrove Standard

35 firefighters battled 60-tonne straw blaze on land off Illey Lane this afternoon

Bromsgrove Editorial 25th Mar, 2022 Updated: 25th Mar, 2022   0

A TOTAL of 35 firefighters battled a large fire on land off Illey Lane, near Frankley Services, at 2.45pm this afternoon.

The blaze ripped through 60 tonnes of straw and the crews from West Midlands Fire Service took two hours to extinguish the blaze.

The first crew arrived within four minutes and Illey Lane was closed off between Bromsgrove Road and Kitwell Lane.

Because of the remote location, a water relay system was set up.




The fire was out by 4.30pm but the rest of the straw was burned under controlled conditions.

Click below to see footage of the fire from a drone which was deployed so the crews could assess the situation from above.


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