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Incident - Combine Harvester On Fire

Date: 09/09/2014
Time: 15:18
Location: Farthings Farm, Milverton, Taunton
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

One appliance from Wiveliscombe and one from Wellington were mobilised to a report of a combine harvester on fire in a crop field at the above location.

On their arrival crews confirmed a combine harvester well alight and the fire had spread to standing crops.  Crews also requested the attendance of the Brendon Pump from Wellington.

Crews then requested the attendance of a third pump for water and a further appliance from Wellington was mobilised.

Crews went to work to extinguish the combine harvester and approximately 100 metres by 2 metres of standing crops using two Breathing Apparatus Wearers and a Hose Reel Jet.

Update 15:46 crews making good progress and at work using two Breathing Apparatus, one Compressed Air Foam Branch and Beaters and a Hose Reel Jet.

Update 16:18 third pump being used as water shuttle

Update 16:46 Crews damping down and cooling combine harvester. Crews using brendon pump aswell.   

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