20 July 2018

Ten acres of corn destroyed by fire in Stockbury

A NUMBER OF STANDING CORN FIRES HAVE BROKEN OUT IN THE LAST WEEK, reports Kent Online.  By Wednesday, firefighters had been called out to at least four fires within three days, the latest being to a field near West Malling.  On Tuesday there was a fire in standing corn near Dartford.  On Sunday, crop fires broke out – one in Stockbury and one in Stodmarsh.  Around 10 acres of the crop was burnt after a fire started in fields next to Fimbury Lane and Yelsted Lane in Stockbury.  Six fire engines and around 25 firefighters were sent to the scene.  This follows NFU Mutual’s warning last week that crops are now tinder dry and farms should have a clear procedure to follow in the case of fire.