Field fire - combine harvester alight - PHOTO
Colne Road, Bures Hamlet
13/08/2017 @ 14:41
Incident Number: 60896
In attendance: 2 x Colchester, 1 x Halstead
Firefighters were alerted to reports that a combine harvester was on fire this afternoon.
On arrival, they found the vehicle was completely alight and the fire had also engulfed an area of crops spanning around one and a half acres.
By 4pm, the fire was almost completely out, with one fire crew staying at the scene for around an hour to dampen down remaining hotspots and ensure there was no risk of reignition.
The cause of the fire was found to be a mechanical fault.