RESIDENTS were told to keep their windows and doors closed this morning, Sunday as firefighters tackled a huge fire in Lymm.

Shortly after 8am, firefighters from Lymm, Birchwood and Altrincham were dispatched to reports of a large fire in the open just off Higher Lane.

On arrival the crews discovered a large fire in a field involving approximately 50 bales of hay.

Firefighters spent 10 hours at the scene extinguishing the fire.

The crew also monitored the temperature of the hay using a thermal imaging camera.