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Dozens of firefighters battle 'deliberate' 150 hay bale blaze in South Staffordshire

Dozens of firefighters from seven stations rushed to battle a 20-foot "deliberate" inferno involving around 150 bales of hay.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Staffordshire Police has appealed for information after 150 hay bales were found on fire at a farm in South Staffordshire.

Officers were called to an address on the A449 Penkridge at around 9.45pm on Saturday night. Following an inspection of the scene, the fire was later determined to be deliberate.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: "Firefighters from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service went to the scene and extinguished 150 hay bales which were well alight.

"Following an inspection of the scene, the fire was later deemed to be deliberate and an investigation has been launched."

Fire crews from Brewood, Cannock, Codsall, Penkridge, Rugeley, Stafford, and Stone were called to tackle the inferno where crews used hose reel jets to tackle the blaze.

Anyone with information relating to the fire is asked to get in touch by calling 101, quoting 789 of 19 August or alternatively by messaging the Live Chat service on the Staffordshire Police website