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Incident - Agricultural Vehicle Fire

Date: 21/09/2019
Time: 12:36
Location: Road from Twitchen Cross to Barton Road, West Down.
Area: Central
County: Devon

The Fire Service were called to reports of an agricultural vehicle on fire at the above location. Fire Control sent one Fire Engine from Ilfracombe, one Fire Engine and the Water Carrier from Barnstaple.

Once the crew got in attendance the officer in charge confirmed one agricultural vehicle well alight and leaking fuel on the roadway. The crew got to work with the use of two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and one main jet. The crews are also working to contain leaking fuel coming from the vehicle.

The area and the vehicle have now been made safe. The vehicle has 100% damage caused by fire and approximately 200 meters of hedge row has been damaged by the fire.

Highways are currently in attendance at the incident to close the road at both ends and the incident has been handed over to the owner to arrange the recovery of the vehicle.

The cause of this fire is believed to be accidental.

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