FIRE crews tackled a blaze in East Lothian on Monday night after around 1000 bales of hay were found on fire.

Firefighters were sent to the blaze in Dunbar, near the prominent bear statue to the side of the busy Edinburgh to London road around 8.40pm on Monday.

Speaking on Monday night, a Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Crews are in attendance at Spott Road, Dunbar where bales of hay are alight.

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“Four appliances and specialist equipment are currently at the scene. Thank you to those members of the public who have called to alert us. The incident is now being dealt with.”

The service added that there were 1000 bales of hay at the scene, and that as well as four fire engines there was also a water carrier vehicle in attendance.