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Incident - Tractor Fire

Date: 13/06/2018
Time: 17:55
Location: Pitney Hill, Pitney, Langport
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

One fire crew from Somerton and one from Martock were mobilised to a tractor on fire in a field on Pitney Hill.

When the first crew arrived they confirmed that the vehicle was well alight.

The tractor had been towing a fertiliser spreader and Sulphur Phospate fertiliser but this disconnected from the tractor prior to the crews arrival .

The fire was extinguished using two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, a thermal imaging camera and a fog spike.  The tractor was 75% destroyed by fire and the cause was deemed to be accidental.

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