Firefighters tackle blaze involving 700 hay bales
Multiple crews have extinguished a large fire on a farm in South Staffordshire involving 700 hay bales.
We were called to the address in Codsall, Wolverhampton, at 12.15pm on Friday (24 March) following reports that a large cluster of hay bales had ignited.
Crews from Penkridge, Cannock, Rising Brook, Wombourne, Rugeley and Codsall were sent to the scene and began work to contain the flames in the area with support from the local farmer.
The nearby road was also affected by heavy smoke and was closed by our colleagues from Staffordshire Police to ensure public safety.
We contained the fire in a safe area and allowed it to burn naturally until it was extinguished using hose reel jets by 4pm on Saturday (25 March).
A joint investigation into the cause is underway alongside Staffordshire Police.
Station Manager Russ Brown, who attended the incident, said: “Crews worked diligently for long hours in order to safely contain this fire and ensure it did not spread and cause widespread damage in the area.
“I’d like to thank all of the emergency service personnel involved in bringing this to a safe conclusion and to the local community for their co-operation and understanding following a period of disruption.”