Crews tackle huge Fens blaze

First photos from fire tonight at Walpole Cross Keys 

First photos from fire tonight at Walpole Cross Keys - Credit: Wisbech Standard reader

A major fire – believed to be hay bales – broke out in the Fens last night.

A Norfolk Fire Service spokesperson said it was dealing with “a large fire” on Grange Road, Walpole Cross Keys at around 8pm on Monday, October 25.

First photos from fire tonight at Walpole Cross Keys 

First photos from fire tonight at Walpole Cross Keys - Credit: Wisbech Standard reader

The village is eight miles from Wisbech.

Norfolk Fire Service confirmed two pumps attended and that the location is just off the A17. 

Police also attended the scene of the blaze.

First photos from fire tonight at Walpole Cross Keys 

First photos from fire tonight at Walpole Cross Keys - Credit: Wisbech Standard reader

“We advise all in the area to keep doors and windows closed,” said a fire service spokesperson.

The fire service has now confirmed that the incident is over.

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