On the morning of Tuesday 31 August 2021 one of our stacks of recently-baled straw burned down in a field just south of the A14, near Thrapston, Northamptonshire.
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service sent fire crews from Thrapston, Kettering, and Rushden. Thankfully nobody was hurt and we are grateful to those that reported the fire and to the fire crews that worked quickly to extinguish it and prevent the fire from spreading. An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.
Although it looked like a large stack – containing 600 large straw bales – it was quite a small amount for our production facility, and only represents around 1.5 to 2 days’ worth of straw. Customers can be reassured that supplies of horse bedding, poultry bedding, and livestock feed products will be unaffected.
A straw stack fire is always very upsetting, and even though the straw was insured it’s so frustrating for our team who have worked so hard this harvest to bale our straw from local farmers. Many thanks to those that have sent us messages of support since the incident.