Firefighters tackle field fire in Cranfield and urge motorists to avoid the area

Beds Fire and Rescue

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue (BFRS) has urged motorists to avoid the area while they deal with a large field fire in Cranfield.

The blaze is in an area covering 800m x 800m of standing crop.

Police have shared the fire team’s message, asking people to stay away while firefighters tackle the blaze.

In a statement on Twitter at 3pm, BFRS said: “Currently we have two fire appliances from Kempston in attendance, along with Multi-Role Vehicles from Woburn and Shefford, Water carriers from Kempston and Toddington, a fire appliance from neighbouring Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, and our Drone.

“Firefighters are making good progress in tackling the fire.

“Please avoid the area.”

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