Field 'well alight' as crews tackle blaze in west Suffolk village

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - 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.

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

According to Suffolk County Council, the field is "well alight", with hedges and undergrowth also affected.

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

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. 

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Fire in Westley field near Bury PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

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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.