Fire on Semley Common Shaftesbury was haybales
Date of alert:
Friday, 4 November 2022
A video shared by fire crews shows flames from a burning haystack being fanned towards an even larger stack by strong winds near Shaftesbury on Saturday (October 26).
Just after midday the fire service was called with reports of a fire in the open near Semley Common.Two crews were sent from Shaftesbury together with a Land Rover pump from Blandford.
They found half of a large stack of around 100 bales of hay well alight. The burning haystack was close to another large stack, and strong gusts were fanning the flames towards it.