January 31, 2022 8.46 am This story is over 29 months old

Aerial footage: 200,000 hay bales up in flames as gale force winds wreak havoc in Hemswell

The blaze ravages on

Hundreds of thousands of hay bales have now gone up in flames at Hemswell Cliff after gale force winds over the weekend wreaked havoc.

Ariel footage captured by Kev Taylor showed the extent of the fire yesterday afternoon – three days after an initial blaze saw 30,000 bales go up in smoke at a former RAF base, now used for agriculture, in Learoyd Road.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue remain at the scene and have warned the fire will continue burning for at least another week, with residents still advised to keep their windows and doors shut and take care on near by roads.

The fire also caused disruption to the popular Hemswell Sunday market over the weekend, which had to be cancelled as the blaze continued to send thick plumes of smoke into the air.