Fire crews tackle tractor fire in Badwell Ash

Crews from Elmswell and Bury St Edmunds brought the fire under control. (stock image)

Crews from Elmswell and Bury St Edmunds brought the fire under control. (stock image) - Credit: Archant

Firefighters have tackled a tractor fire in Badwell Ash near Bury St Edmunds this afternoon.

Crews received reports of the vehicle fire, off Langham Road in the west Suffolk village, at around 12.50pm today, Monday, August 14.

According to a spokeswoman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, two fire engines were sent to the scene to fight the blaze.

She described the tractor as being ‘well alight’ when the fire crews arrived on scene.

Speaking as crews were still fighting the fire, she said: “The tractor is well alight.

“Crews are using two hose reel jets at the scene to tackle the flames.

“Two vehicles are on scene at the moment, one from Elmswell and one from Bury St Edmunds.

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“It looks like it has happened in a field in an area of stubble.”

Fire crews had put out the fire and called a stop to the incident at around 1.55pm.

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