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Pictures: Aftermath of fire at Thornaby farm building

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Pictures: Aftermath of fire at Thornaby farm building

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Thursday, 24 March 2022

Cleveland Police

PICTURES have shown the aftermath of a large-scale fire on Teesside which could be seen for miles.

Emergency crews from Cleveland Fire and Rescue Service and Cleveland Police attended the incident at Stainsby Hill Farm, Acklam Road, Thornaby, at around 8.20pm on Wednesday.

By the time fire units arrived on the scene, a large pile of straw was already engulfed in flames, while the smoke could be seen by residents billowing from the incident for miles around.

A spokesperson for Cleveland Fire and Rescue Service said: “Cleveland Fire Brigade were called out at 7.54pm last night to reports of a fire at Stainsby Hill Farm, Acklam Road, Thornaby.”

Into the evening, the fire burned at the Thornaby Farm, with firefighters staying at the scene around the clock.

This morning (Thursday), the agricultural buildings were shells and debris was seen at the site of the fire.

It’s estimated that ‘thousands of pounds’ worth of damage has been done to the farm, with fire investigators and police officers remaining at the scene to investigate the factors of the fire.

It’s currently unknown how the incident occurred.

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