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Eight tons of hay on fire closed main Whaley Bridge road

The fire on the main road.
The fire on the main road.

Eight tons of hay on a tractor trailer was on fire in the middle of a main Whaley Bridge road

Crews from Whaley Bridge and Wirksworth attended the fire on Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge.

The fire closed the road 6pm yesterday (Wednesday, June 27) so the service could dampen the hay..

A fire and rescue spokesman said: "Not your normal place for a hay stack, let alone one on fire. Great job by the crews on a very challenging & hot day."

Photo courtesy of a reader Jon Goldfinch.

Photo courtesy of a reader Jon Goldfinch.

Photo courtesy of a reader Jon Goldfinch.

Photo courtesy of a reader Jon Goldfinch.