Fire crew remains at Mellis Common 8 hours after blaze starts

The common in Mellis where a fire has broken out

The common in Mellis where a fire has broken out - Credit: Google Maps

A fire crew from Framlingham remains at the scene of a large manure and straw fire in Mellis, near Eye. 

Emergency services were called at 1.55pm today, April 8, to the fire on the common in the village.

Fire crews from Diss, Framlingham, Stradbroke, Debenham, Needham Market, Stowmarket and Ixworth were deployed to tackle the blaze. 

Earlier, there was concern over the potential spread of the fire, though the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed that it is now under control. 

According to a spokesperson for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, straw bails were "well alight" and there was concern over the "potential spread" of the fire.

Police attended the incident, however, no road closures needed to be put in place. 

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