Firefighters have tackled a large crop fire in Suffolk under 'extremely challenging conditions', it has been reported.
Seventeen fire appliances including a water carrier tackled the standing crop fire at Foxhall just outside Ipswich on Wednesday (17 July).
It is reported that around 35 acres have been destroyed because of the blaze.
A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, said fires in the countryside can easily be started accidentally or even deliberately.
"A carelessly discarded cigarette can lead to a huge fire, where the results to wildlife and to a farmer's land can be devastating.
"Don't discard cigarettes in the countryside, don't leave any litter behind after a picnic or barbecue- including glass items, and do not light fires or barbecues in non-designated areas," he said.
Crews brought the fire under control and told the public to avoid Purdis Road and Hall Road.
Nigel Vincent, Group Commander South District, said: "We were called at around 2.15pm to a field fire on Purdis Road/ Hall Road, Foxhall.
"When crews arrived it was a well established field fire in the area behind me, approximately 20 acres.
"The fire was flamed by quite a stiff breeze which hastened the fire across the field."
Dan Kiddy, farm manager at Wm Kerr Farms, posted a video on social media of the fire.
He said 35 acres of barley were burnt following the incident, but 5 were saved.
Congratulations to the ????’s that decided to burn rubbish in our field gateway next to 40 acres of fit barley.— Dan Kiddy (@dan_kiddy1) July 17, 2019
Many thanks to ?@HomeFarmNacton? for the plough and a big thanks to ?@SuffolkFire? for the effort.
35 acres burnt,5 saved.#FarmSafetyWeek #goodneighbours pic.twitter.com/8lDCwzA5wh