Tractor destroyed by fire at Uplyme

PUBLISHED: 10:15 03 February 2017 | UPDATED: 10:16 03 February 2017


Crews battle to prevent some 300 litres of diesel entering a stream

Firefighters battled to prevent a major pollution incident when a tractor was destroyed in a blaze at Uplyme yesterday morning (Thursday, February 2).

Environment Agency officials were called to the scene at Gore Lane for fears that the vehicle’s 300 litres of diesel could enter a nearby stream

Firefighters from Lyme Regis tackled the blaze and later called in the environment protection unit and support appliance from Gillingham to deal with the pollution threat.

They dug a trench in the field to catch the diesel.

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