Firefighters extinguish 150 hay bales well-alight at farm

Two firefighter silhouettes in smoke

Fire crews have extinguished 150 hay bales that were on fire at a farm in South Staffordshire.

Crews from Brewood, Cannock, Codsall, Penkridge, Rugeley, Stafford, and Stone were called to a farm on the A449, Penkridge, just after 9.20pm on Saturday (19 August) with colleagues from Staffordshire Police.

Firefighters used hose reel jets to contain and prevent the fire from spreading, with the fire reaching 20 feet in it’s height.

An investigation into the cause of the fire later determined that it was started deliberately.

Colleagues from Staffordshire Police are now investigating.