Outdoor fire

5.52pm - 05 August 2022
Last updated
11.56pm - 12 August 2022
Incident type
In the open (small)
North Tawton
Attending station

Three fire appliances from Taunton and Wellington along with specialist appliances from Danes Castle, Middlemoor and Cheddar were sent to reports of a baler on fire in a field of straw.

On arrival the first appliance found a bale well alight and got to work using 1 hose reel jet and 1 drag fork. Further investigations were being carried out to try and establish if a baler was on fire. After further exploration and discussion with the farmer it was confirmed there was not a baler on fire but hot spots found with a thermal imaging camera were extinguished. A scotty pack was also used to extinguish a second seat of fire near the bale.