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Incident - Tractor Fire

Date: 09/06/2021
Time: 13:43
Location: Fairmile, Ottery St Mary, Devon.
Area: Central
County: Devon

1 Fire engine from Ottery St Mary, 1 from Exeter Middlemoor and the water bowser from Exeter Danes Castle were sent to the above location to reports of a fire.

On arrival, crews confirmed this to be a tractor and trailer fire, with the vehicle well alight.  There was a fuel run off, which caused a running fuel fire to catch approx 20m of hedgerow alight also.

The fire was extinguished using 4 breathing apparatus wearers, 1 compressed air foam branch, 1 main jet, 1 hose reel jet 1 thermal imaging camera and small tools.

The tractor was 100% destroyed by fire, the trailer sustained approx 30% and the contents was also destroyed by smoke and water.  Approx 25m of hedgerow was also damaged by fire.

The cause was accidental and duty of care was left with the owner, Police and highways. 

 

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