Combine harvester blaze destroys farm machinery

Picture from Sue Newman and Jolyon Crane

Picture from Sue Newman and Jolyon Crane

First published in News

THESE pictures show the size of a combine harvester fire in East Dorset on Wednesday night.

Firefighters from East Dorset were called to tackle the blaze in Witchampton.

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

Bournemouth Echo:

Picture from Sam Langton

Foam and hoses were used to quench the flames.

A spokesperson from the Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said crews were due to inspect the field again last night and this morning to ensure it won't reignite.

The cause of the fire was thought to be mechanical.

The harvester was destroyed.

 

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9:50am Thu 31 Jul 14

SympatheticSam says...

Wow.
Wow. SympatheticSam
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11:22am Thu 31 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

Can someone tell the farmer that he's supposed to move all his equipment before he starts stubble burning......
Can someone tell the farmer that he's supposed to move all his equipment before he starts stubble burning...... burgerboy
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