Fire crews fighting large hay bale fire

Two firefighters in smoke-filled room

Firefighters are currently tackling a large hay bay fire in the Stafford area.

Crews were called to a field on Thorneyfields Lane at 2pm this afternoon (Friday 12 August).

Firefighters from Cannock, Cheadle, Lichfield and Rising Brook attended the scene.

Upon arrival, crews found an area of 200m by 300m well alight.

No one has been reported injured.

Crews are using six pumps and four hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters remain at the scene.