Exeter firefighters tackle tractor blaze on main route at Alphington

Crews from Exeter tackled a tractor blaze when the vehicle caught fire on a main road at Alphington.

Firefighters from Middlemoor and Danes Castle fire stations were called to the A379 shortly before 2pm on Wednesday, June 17, where they found the tractor was well alight on the public highway.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said the cause of the blaze was accidental.

A fire service spokesperson said: “The crew got to work to extinguish the fire with the use of one hose reel jet, one compressed air foam jet, one safety jet, one water bowser and a thermal imaging camera.

“They fully extinguished the fire and made the area safe.

“The cause of this fire is believed to be accidental.”

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