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Residents urged to close windows and doors following farmland fire

Firefighter tackling flames with hose

Residents urged to close windows and doors following farmland fire

Residents are being advised to close their windows and doors while fire crews tackle a large fire on farmland near Lichfield.

Firefighters were called at 3.20pm on Tuesday (19 July) to Common Lane in Whittington following reports of a fire.

Crews from Lichfield, Cannock, Barton-under-Needwood and a water carrier are currently at the scene.

The fire is affecting a 300 metre by 300 metre stretch of crops within a field.

Crews are currently using agricultural machinery to create a fire break.

The fire is not currently affecting traffic in the area, however, Staffordshire Police has been informed as a precautionary measure. 

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