Three acres of crop destroyed in fire at Heckington Fen

Fireifghters using beaters to stop flames spreading. Photo: Colin Brittain. EMN-160831-133540001

Fireifghters using beaters to stop flames spreading. Photo: Colin Brittain. EMN-160831-133540001

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Three acres of crop have been destroyed in a fire at Heckington Fen this morning.

Crews from Boston and Donington attended the blazing corn field reported at 10.48am.

The combine harvester in the field as flames take hold of the cut straw. Photo: Colin Brittain. EMN-160831-134224001

The combine harvester in the field as flames take hold of the cut straw. Photo: Colin Brittain. EMN-160831-134224001

A fire service spokesman said the firefighters extinguished it using hosereels and beaters.

Local photographer Colin Brittain was at the scene soon after it happened.

He said there was a combine trapped in the field of partially cut straw, but the farmer managed to get it out safely.

Firefighters arrive to put out the flames. Photo: Colin Brittain. EMN-160831-133930001

Firefighters arrive to put out the flames. Photo: Colin Brittain. EMN-160831-133930001

The straw field continues to burn. Photo: Colin Brittain EMN-160831-133652001

The straw field continues to burn. Photo: Colin Brittain EMN-160831-133652001