Fire crews battle blaze involving thousands of hay bales

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Firefighters are tonight tackling a blaze in South Yorkshire involving thousands of bales of hay.

Crews were called to Sorrell Lane at Fishlake, near Doncaster, at about 7pm.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said around 6,000 hay bales were involved in the blaze.

Efforts to bring the fire under control were still ongoing two hours later.

The brigade spokesman said: “The bales of hay are expected to continue to burn through the night, under close observation from the firefighters in attendance.”

Crews from Thorne, Askern, Goole and Snaith were at the scene.