Tractor destroyed by fire at Gittisham farm

PUBLISHED: 16:24 08 October 2017


A tractor was completely destroyed by a fire that started accidentally in Gittisham this afternoon (Sunday, October 8).

Crews from Honiton and Ottery St Mary were called to the scene at Colhayes Farm at 1.18pm and found the vehicle well alight.

The tractor was in the middle of a field with difficult access and the fire fighters were unable to reach it with their appliance, so approached using the farmer’s four-wheel-drive vehicle.

A fire service spokesman said: “Crews used a compressed air foam jet and beaters for boundary cooling to stop the fire spreading.

“The tractor was 100 per cent damaged by fire. The cause of the fire was accidental.”

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