Firecrews called to harvest time fires

Lincs Fire and Rescue News.

Lincs Fire and Rescue News.

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An electrical short circuit has been blamed for a fire in a combine harvester at Surfleet.

The incident, at around 7.30pm yesterday evening (Saturday), saw a fire crew from Spalding turn out to the burning combine on Saltfleet Lane, Surfleet.

A fire service spokesman said the fire started in the engine compartment and the crew, wearing breathing apparatus, used two hose reels to put it out.

Shortly after, at 7.47pm, a spark from a combine harvester in a field at Oxcroft Bank, Moulton Chapel caused a stubble fire, according to Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Approximately 2,000 sq m of stubble were burned before the retained crew from Spalding could put it out using beaters.