Field 'well alight' as crews tackle blaze in west Suffolk village
- Credit: Charlotte Bond
A field fire that broke out near the railway line in a west Suffolk village is believed to be suspicious.
Emergency services were called to Fornham Lane in Westley, near Bury St Edmunds, at about 3.10pm.
A total of six appliances are in attendance from Bury St Edmunds, Elmswell, Ixworth and Newmarket.
According to Suffolk County Council, the field is "well alight", with hedges and undergrowth also affected.
In an update shortly before 6pm, Station manager Alex Smith said: "Crews were alerted to a field fire in Westley at about 3.08pm.
"On arrival, they realised more resources would be required due to a wind-driven fire and it heading towards the railway behind.
"They have been fighting the fire for a few hours now and they will continue to be here for a few hours more.
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"Police were requested due to the smoke heading towards the railway line and the A14, but also this is a suspicious fire. This is the second time our crews have had to come out to this area within the last 24 hours."
The incident is ongoing.