UPDATE: Fire near Long Buckby

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FOUR tonnes of woodchips caught fire near Long Buckby on Monday (October 3) afternoon.

Crews were alerted to the blaze, just off the gated road between Long Buckby and West Haddon, at just after 3pm and are still at the scene.

Along with the four tonnes of wood chips, some 20 metres of hedgerow was involved in the fire, along with a quantity of chopped timber.

Two fire engines – one from Daventry and one from Long Buckby – were sent out. The fire was under control by 4.30pm.