Firefighters battle 20 acre field fire

The harvest at a farm in Hamerton ground to a halt on Saturday after a combine harvester caught fire

The harvest at a farm in Hamerton ground to a halt on Saturday after a combine harvester caught fire. PICTURE: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue - Credit: Archant

The harvest at a farm in Hamerton ground to a halt on Saturday after a key piece of machinery caught fire.

The harvest at a farm in Hamerton ground to a halt on Saturday after a combine harvester caught fire

The harvest at a farm in Hamerton ground to a halt on Saturday after a combine harvester caught fire. PICTURE: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue - Credit: Archant

Firefighters from Huntingdon, Sawtry, Ramsey, Stanground, Peterborough and St Neots attended reports of a combine harvester ablaze in St Judiths Lane at about 6.45pm.

Crews arrived to find a combine harvester and 20 acres of crop on fire.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said that the cause of the fire was accidental, adding: "Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters used five hose reels and beaters to extinguish the fire before returning to their stations by 9.20pm."


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