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Tractor Fire

Littlebury Green Road, Saffron Walden
05/01/2016 @ 10:48
Incident Number: 178
In attendance: 2 x Saffron Walden


Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were called to a tractor and a hedge cutter on fire.

Three hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire, which had spread to a nearby field, by 11:41am.

Station Officer Paul Curtis said: “The agricultural vehicle and hedge cutter were totally destroyed by the fire this morning.

 “The tractor caught fire due to an electrical fault and stopped on a hill, this resulted in a running fuel fire of over 100m in length.

“Crews used three foam hose reel jets to extinguish it. The roadway was damage by the heat and highways engineers were called to assess the damage.”

Incident Images

  • Tractor 1
  • Tractor 2
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