Drivers should avoid Cranfield as crews tackle huge field fire

The blaze has spread to some standing crop

By Clare Turner
Wednesday, 3rd August 2022, 3:22 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd August 2022, 3:23 pm

People are being asked to avoid the Cranfield area as crews tackle a huge field fire.

Earlier today (Wednesday) at 1.33pm, crews from Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to Woodend Road, Cranfield.

The fire had spread to about 800 x 800m of standing crop.

Fire crews were called to Woodend Road, Cranfield, earlier today (Wednesday)

Currently, there are two fire appliances from Kempston and one from Buckinghamshire at the blaze, along with vehicles from Woburn and Shefford.

Water carriers from Kempston and Toddington are also at the incident as well as the fire services’ drone.

In a tweet posted 10 minutes ago, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service urged people to avoid the area.