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.