January 28, 2022 8.25 am

‘Keep windows shut’ as 30,000 hay bales catch fire at ex-RAF base

Smoke drift is still causing problems

Fire crews this morning remain at the scene of a blaze that saw 30,000 hay bales go up in smoke yesterday afternoon.

The fire broke out at a former RAF base, now used for agriculture, in Learoyd Road, Hemswell Cliff at about 1pm on Thursday.

Residents were told to keep their windows and doors closed due to smoke drift, and that advice still remains in place.

At its peak, crews from Gainsborough, Louth, Lincoln North, Brant Broughton, Caistor, Saxilby and Market Rasen were all at the scene.