100 square metres of field of cut straw also alight this evening

Firefighters battle combine harvester blaze in East Dorset

Firefighters battle combine harvester blaze in East Dorset

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FIREFIGHTERS from across East Dorset tackled a combine harvester blaze in Witchampton this evening.

Crews from Cranborne, Wimborne, Poole and Ferndown fought the fire, which involves the machinery and 100 square metres of a field of cut straw.

Foam and hoses were used to quench the flames.

A spokesperson from the Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said crews will inspect the field again later this evening and possibly in the morning to ensure it won't reignite.

Later, the service said that the cause of the fire was thought to be mechanical.

The harvester was destroyed.

 

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10:31pm Wed 30 Jul 14

cheeriedriteup says...

one - two - three
and he`ll get a brand new combine harvester and he`ll give you the key
one - two - three and he`ll get a brand new combine harvester and he`ll give you the key cheeriedriteup
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10:47pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Crank says...

We were flying in a light plane this afternoon and saw and photographed the incident. Picture has been emailed to The Echo. Quite something to see the flames under the harvester (but I am glad we were not flying over poor Eastbourne).
We were flying in a light plane this afternoon and saw and photographed the incident. Picture has been emailed to The Echo. Quite something to see the flames under the harvester (but I am glad we were not flying over poor Eastbourne). Crank
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