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Crews tackle massive fire at Suffolk farm

PUBLISHED: 14:43 11 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:18 11 May 2018

Firefighters tackled a fire at a farm in Suffolk. Picture: Nick Butcher

Firefighters tackled a fire at a farm in Suffolk. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Firefighters have control of a fire at a dairy farm near Beccles.

The fire service have a fire at a Suffolk farm under control. Picture: Nick ButcherThe fire service have a fire at a Suffolk farm under control. Picture: Nick Butcher

The fire, at Great Common Farm, Top Road, Ilketshall St Andrew, near Beccles, is under control and affected a complex of farm buildings.

Three large sheds have borne the brunt of the damage with the roof and interior of one barn badly damaged by the flames with a large bundle of straw also on fire at one point.

All of the cows related to the farm are safe, with the Environment Agency on the way to help the farm owner with the aftermath of the blaze.

Top Road is shut until further notice to allow for fire crews to shuttle to water supply sources to continue battling the fire.

The fire service have a fire at a Suffolk farm under control. Picture: Nick ButcherThe fire service have a fire at a Suffolk farm under control. Picture: Nick Butcher

A fire spokesman at the scene said the incident is scaling down at this point and firefighters are in the process of dampening down the affected buildings with everything in the process of being brought to a safe conclusion.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue service said 10 fire crews were called to the incident from Lowestoft South, Lowestoft North, Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth, Southwold, Leiston, Woodbridge, Loddon and Gorleston.

Police are on the scene helping with traffic control.

The fire service have a fire at a Suffolk farm under control. Picture: Nick ButcherThe fire service have a fire at a Suffolk farm under control. Picture: Nick Butcher

The fire service have a fire at a Suffolk farm under control. Picture: Nick ButcherThe fire service have a fire at a Suffolk farm under control. Picture: Nick Butcher

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