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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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Tractor catches fire in field

Firefighters were called to a field after a tractor caught fire near Landkey in the UK over the course of the weekend.

Two crews from Barnstaple found the agricultural vehicle to be well alight when they arrived at the scene on Saturday afternoon (February 20th, 2021).

They used breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to extinguish the blaze.

Tractor catches fire in field

In a statement, on Saturday, February 20th, a spokesperson for Barnstaple Fire Service, said: “At 16:30 this afternoon, Barnstaple’s blue watch and the on-call were mobilised to a tractor fire in a field near Landkey.”

“On arrival, the incident commander got 2 firefighters in breathing apparatus to tackle the fire.”

“Barnstaples on-call appliance and crew supported Blue watch by supplying water and assisting in environmental protection.”

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“The water carrier from Barnstaple crewed by the on-call section was also mobilised to this incident but was not required.”

Barnstaple Fire Station, firefighters, tractor catches fire in field
Image credit: Barnstaple Fire Station

Meanwhile, earlier this month, firefighters brought a tractor fire under control in Colyton, in the UK.

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

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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