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Tractor towing slurry spreader catches fire in field

Firefighters were called to the scene of a fire in a field involving a tractor-slurry spreader combination.

The blaze broke out in Boyton, on the Devon and Cornwall border, on Wednesday afternoon (September 2nd), shortly are 3pm.

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Resue said: “One fire engine from Holsworthy was assisted by one fire engine from Launceston and a water carrier from Liskeard, at an incident at the above location.”

“The fire involved a tractor towing a slurry spreader within a field, and crews used two sets of breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the fire.”

Image source: Russ on Twitter [Member of Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service]

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