Fire crews tackle huge field blaze

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.
South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.

Fire crews spent more than three hours tackling a blaze which ripped across a farmer’s field.

Crews from Harworth and Worksop fire stations were called out to the incident shortly before 6pm last night after flames were spotted on agricultural land near Bircotes.

A 300m x 300m field of cut straw was ablaze, with blustery winds casuing the flames to spread.

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Fire Service said that no-one had been injured in the incident, the cause of which is thought to be deliberate.

Nearby roads were closed as a safety precaution during the incident.