The harvest at a farm in Great Staughton ground to a halt on Friday after a combine harvester caught fire.

Firefighters from St Neots and Bedfordhsire were called to Staughton Moor shortly after 1.30pm following reports that a combine harvester was ablaze.

The machine was badly damaged.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to extinguish the fire by 3.15pm.

“The cause of the fire was accidental, by equipment.”