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Incident - Tractor Fire

Date: 19/09/2020
Time: 11:51
Location: Hoggs Park, Chilsworthy, Holsworthy
Area: Central
County: Devon

Fire appliances from Holsworthy and Hatherleigh, along with the water bowser from Barnstaple were sent to a tractor and baler on fire.

Crews arrived on scene and requested assistance from a fire appliance with 4x4 capability. The nearest was Launceston from Cornwall FRS, which was sent. Another appliance was then requested for additional support, sent from Bude. Crews confirmed the tractor, baler and round bales of straw well alight. Crews got to work with hose reel jets and breathing apparatus, once access could be gained.

At 1400, crews reported steady progress being made putting out the fire.

At 1524 crews stated the fire was now extinguished. 1 acre of cut straw was damaged, 2 round bales severely damaged and one tractor and baler damaged by fire. Crews used two breathing apparatus sets, one hose reel jet, a thermal imaging camera and the water bowser shuttling water to the dam. The cause of the fire was deemed as accidental ignition.

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