Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) received multiple calls to a large fire in a field off South Sea Lane in Cleethorpes this evening.
At around 17.45, crews were called to the scene to tackle the fire which had taken hold in a barley field and surrounding grass and shrubbery. Around 140 acres were believed to be affected by the fire which was near to the Beachcomber and Thorpe Park holiday resort. Residents were warned via social media to keep all doors and windows shut as large plumes of smoke billowed over neighbouring caravans and houses. Crews acted swiftly to stop the spread of fire and their rapid actions quickly had the flames under control.
At its height, HFRS had six engines at the scene (3 from Peaks Lane, 2 from Immingham East and 1 from Brigg) as well as two Tactical Response Vehicles from Waltham and Cleethorpes itself. Mobile homes closest to the area were evacuated by Humberside Police and partner agencies.
By 19.30 the fire was out and the smoke, which had been seen for miles around, had dissipated. Engines were already being released from the scene, leaving some crews to deal with a few remaining hotspots to ensure there was no reignition.
A full fire investigation was already under way this evening working with the police and local farmers to establish the most likely cause of the fire.