Firefighters brought a tractor fire under control in Co Tipperary earlier this week.
Carrick-on-Suir crews were mobilised to the incident in the local area on Thursday, March 4th.
In a brief social media post on March 5th, a spokesperson for Tipperary Fire & Rescue, said: “Our Carrick-on-Suir crews were mobilised to this tractor fire yesterday in the local area. The two explosions were caused by tyres erupting. Great job by the crews.”
“Thanks to one of our own, retired Carrick-on-Suir sub-officer, Benny Cooney, for the footage.” the spokesperson concluded.
[Video of Tipperary tractor fire]
Alleged arson attacks
In other news, across the waters, Pink Pig Farm in Scunthorpe has been subjected to two alleged arson attacks over the course of lockdown.
Some 140 straw bales worth approximately £10,000 were set alight in the most recent incident on Friday night (February 26th).
A group of youths were reportedly seen on Pink Pig Farm before the large blaze broke out.
Sally Jackson of Pink Pig Farm told Grimsby Live that the fire could “easily” have led to “people getting seriously hurt”.
“We were very lucky in that it was wet and not windy that night. Otherwise, the fire could have quickly spread,” Sally said.
“Our pigs were around 100m away. It would have only taken a bit of dry tinder for them to be in danger.”
“We’ve been told that there were a number of teenage boys on the bales shortly before the fire started. We have been given several names which we have passed along to police. They are looking into the cause now.”
Humberside Police has confirmed that investigating the reported arson attack after they attended the scene.
Officers have been following up several lines of enquiry to determine those responsible for the alleged arson attack.
Sally confirmed that the recent incident has not hindered plans to re-open Pink Pig Farm on April 12th, 2021.