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Incident - Combine Harvester Fire

Date: 23/08/2019
Time: 18:44
Location: Wingate Lane, Hatherleigh.
Area: Central
County: Devon

One Fire Engine from Hatherleigh, one Fire Engine from Okehampton and the Water Carrier from Danes Castle have been sent to a Combine Harvester on fire in a field.

Once the first crew got in attendance the officer in charge requested the attendance of an additional pump for water as the Combine was well alight.  This appliance was mobilised from North Tawton.

Due to the Combine being in a field of standing crop the crews are at work to create a fire break within the crop to reduce fire spread and are extinguishing the fire with the use of Compressed Air Foam.

20:04 Update - The crew used 2 breathing apparatus, 1 fog spike, 1 thermal imaging camera and small tools to extinguish the fire. The cause of this fire is believed to be accidental ignition.

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