VIDEO - Major straw stack fire near Sleaford involving 24,000 bales of straw

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A major fire involving 24,000 half ton straw bales is ongoing this evening (Sunday) between Greylees and Quarrington.

Emergency services have closed off the A15 between Quarrington and Silk Willoughby while they fight the fire which was first reported just after 6pm.

A view of the straw stack blaze near Quarrington tonight (Sunday). EMN-141019-212347001

A view of the straw stack blaze near Quarrington tonight (Sunday). EMN-141019-212347001

Five fire appliances from Sleaford, Billinghay, Billingborough, Metheringham have been tackling the blaze supported by a water carrier from Holbeach ferrying water from the nearest hydrants.

Police warn residents to keep doors and windows closed because of the smoke and debris.