Suffolk field left scorched after huge fire breaks out

Pictures taken from the scene of the fire in Groton

Pictures taken from the scene of the fire in Groton - Credit: Bruce Clegg

A field in Suffolk has been left scorched after a blaze broke out on 140 acres of land.

Emergency services were called at 1.40pm on Thursday to Daisy Green in Groton, between Sudbury and Hadleigh, to reports of a fire.

A field in Groton has been left scorched after a huge fire over 140 acres

A field in Groton has been left scorched after a huge fire over 140 acres - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

The aftermath of the field fire in Groton

The aftermath of the field fire in Groton - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

According to a spokesman for Suffolk County Council, 140 acres of the field was "well alight".

A total of 16 Suffolk fire engines were dispatched to the sceneĀ 

A total of 16 Suffolk fire engines were dispatched to the scene - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

A total of 16Ā fireĀ appliances wereĀ sent to the scene from across Suffolk, as well as an engine from Colchester.

In an update from Suffolk County Council just before 3pm, the fire is reported to have reached one to two square miles.

The fire started in the field between Sudbury and Hadleigh

The fire started in the field between Sudbury and Hadleigh - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

A stop message was sent at 3.44pm, with the number of engines at the scene scaled down.

The incident is the latest field blaze to break out in Suffolk in the last 10 days, with the fire service declaring a major incident last Tuesday due to the high number of callouts.