Firefighters battle 30 acre Hemingford field fire

Crop fire in Hemingford Abots. Picture taken by Alison Gray

Crop fire in Hemingford Abots. Picture taken by Alison Gray - Credit: Archant

Firefighters have tackled the latest in a series of field fires.

Cambridgeshire fire and rescue service were called to a fire today at 11:56am to a fire near Rideaway in Hemingford Abbots.

Crews from St Ives, Huntingdon, Cambridge and the south roaming fire engine attended the incident.

Firefighters arrived to find a fire involving around 30 acres of farmland and extinguished it using hose reels.

They then returned to their stations by 3:15pm.

Firefighters were also called to another fire today at around 10:03am and one crew from St Neots attended the fire on Caxton End in Eltisley.

The crew arrived to find a fire involving around one acre of crops and a combine harvester.

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The fire was extinguished using hose reels. Crews returned to their station at 11.44am.

The cause of the fire was accidental.