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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Firefighters bring tractor fire under control

Firefighters brought a tractor fire under control in Colyton, in the UK in recent days.

Units from Colyton joined forces with colleagues from the Honiton division to tackle the blaze which occurred on a farm.

Tractor fire 

In a statement, in relation to the tractor fire, a spokesperson for Colyton Fire Station said: “The crew from Colyton joined up with the Honiton team to deal with an agricultural vehicle on fire in Farway.

“They quickly got it under control using both tanks of water from the fire engines.”

The spokesperson added: “Due to isolated locations and narrow access routes, rural fires can take us a while to get to so always dial 999 as soon as you can to get us on our way and keep away from the fire.”

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Image credit: Colyton Fire Station via Facebook
Road traffic collision involving tractor and car

Meanwhile, Gardaí in Mayo are investigating a collision involving a car and tractor.

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In a statement to That’s Farming, on Sunday, February 7th, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“Gardaí are investigating a road traffic collision, involving a car and tractor, that occurred on the Bohola Road, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo on Friday, February 5th, 2021 at approximately 9.40pm.”

“A car collided with the rear of a tractor on the stretch of road. The drivers of both vehicles were taken to Mayo University Hospital as a precaution. Enquiries are ongoing.”

22-year-old dies after collision with jeep

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the west of Ireland, a 22-year-old died following a collision with a jeep in Sligo last week.

Gardaí and emergency services attended the shortly after 5pm on Thursday, February 4th, 2021 on the R278 at Magheranrush in Calry, Co.Sligo.

The collision involved a car and a jeep. The driver of the car, a 22-year-old man, was taken from the scene to Sligo University Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later, according to a statement from An Garda Síochána.

The driver of the jeep, a 35-year-old man, was taken to Sligo University Hospital.

Forensic Collision Investigators have examined the scene, according to Gardaí. The road remains closed with diversions currently in place.

Appeal for witnesses

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward and for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling in the area at the time to make this footage available to Gardaí.

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