Hay bale blaze

Fire crews were called to a burning hay bale in Ripley on Thursday afternoon.

The alarm was raised at 12.45pm on Ballacraine Drive. A crew from Alfreton used water backpacks and buckets to put out the fire.

Due to the location and inadequate access the fire was allowed to burn out under controlled conditions and hayforks were used to drag out the hay.

Crews left the scene at 2.40pm.