Grain saved by fire fighters
11:32am Sun Sep 23, 2012
Around £2m of grain was saved by fire fighters following a fire at a farm in Winkburn yesterday.
Fire crews from Newark, Southwell, Edwinstowe and Tuxford attended an fire at Roewood Farm, Winkburn, which began in a grain drier.
The fire began at around 8.30am and crews were at the scene until around 1pm.
Fire fighters put out the fire in the grain drier and prevented the fire from spreading to a neighbouring building where a large amount of grain was being stored.
Farm machinery was used to move grain out of the way of the fire.
Mr Steve Speers, manager of green watch at Newark Fire Station, said he believed the fire could have been caused by a build up of dust or by a grain of corn getting caught in the machinery.
He said crews worked to make sure the grain in the neighbouring building did not catch light.
Mr Speers said that while the grain drier was completely destroyed nothing else was damaged in the fire.
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