UPDATE: Fire service’s update over cause of farm fire

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has today (Thursday) confirmed the cause of the large fire at a farm in the Legbourne Road area of Louth.

The scene of the fire at a farm in the Legbourne Road area. (Photo: Binbrook Fire Station)

A fire service spokesman said the blaze started after sparks from an electric fence ignited straw.

The spokesman also confirmed that the last crew on site, from Binbrook, left the scene shortly after 10.30am yesterday morning.

Original article (Wednesday)

The scene of the fire at a farm in the Legbourne Road area. (Photo: Binbrook Fire Station)

Residents are advised to keep windows and doors closed due to a ‘very large smoke plume’ caused by a fire in the Legbourne Road/Kenwick Road area of Louth.

The incident involves a large quantity of hay bales on fire on a local farm.

The blaze was reported at 11.36pm last night (Tuesday), and it was still being tackled by firefighters this morning.

Several fire crews from across East Lindsey, and Humberside, have been in attendance throughout the night.

The scene of the fire at a farm in the Legbourne Road area. (Photo: Binbrook Fire Station)

Shortly before midnight, it was reported that three hosereels and a farmer’s water bowser were being used to tackle the blaze, and one crew was damping down hotspots.

This morning, a Binbrook Fire Station spokesman said: “We are currently in attendance in Louth on Legbourne road. Large quantity of hay bales alight.

“There is a very large smoke plume covering the road. We would advise local residents to keep windows and doors closed.”

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