Police probe Colne blaze farm

The blaze seen from below (S
The blaze seen from below (S
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After the fire service has had to deal with a whole series of big blazes on a Colne farm’s land, they have been back to yet another.

On Saturday afternoon, lots of smoke was blowing off the hill next to Knotts Lane and two fire engines from Colne Fire Station went up there to deal with it.

The farmland blaze (S)

The farmland blaze (S)

The fire involved industrial material being burned on the top field at Hubbs House Farm and it was so spectacular it could be seen from miles away.

To get there the fire pumps had to be driven up Knotts Lane and above where the homes end they turned up the long, narrow farm lane to get to the scene.

The firefighters then had to take hoses all the way up there and that meant they were around 240 metres from their fire engines. And pumps repeatedly had to go back down to Knotts Lane to collect more water so they could pump it.

It took them about an hour to beat the blaze. They used two jets to spray water all over it.

And Colne Crew Manager Ian McGee said: “The police came along here, too, and with them, we are now going to be carrying out an investigation into the cause of the fire.”