Firefighters douse tractor ‘well alight in a field’

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Firefighters were called in to extinguish a tractor which was “well alight in a field” in Somerset, England, this week.

The incident occurred yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, July 29, on Chilton Road, Chilton Polden, Bridgwater, in the English county, local firefighters confirmed.

In a brief report on the matter, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “Fire control received calls to a tractor on fire at Chilton Polden, Bridgwater.

“Fire control sent two fire engines from Bridgwater, one fire engine from Street and one water bowser from Yeovil.

Once the crew got in attendance the officer in charge confirmed one tractor well alight in a field. The crew got to work to extinguish the fire with the use of two hose reel jets and two breathing apparatus.
“The fire is now out and the crews made the area safe. The cause of this fire is believed to be accidental,” the fire service concluded.

Tractor and baler go up in smoke in Wicklow

A similar incident occurred in Co. Wicklow, in Ireland, earlier this month. In the incident, local firefighters had to be called in when a tractor and baler went on fire – extinguishing the blaze with foam, according to the local fire service.

The incident occurred in the “Model County” on Saturday evening, July 11, on the R754 regional road, according to Wicklow Fire Service, when members from the Rathdrum fire crew were sent in to tackle the flames.

Taking to social media, the Wicklow Fire Service Twitter page said:

“Saturday evening Rathdrum fire crew used foam to extinguish a tractor and baler on fire on the R754.”

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