Firefighters tackle blazing combine harvester

The fire service attended an incident EMN-170728-153459001
The fire service attended an incident EMN-170728-153459001
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Firefighters were alerted after a combine harvester caught fire at Ratcliffe-on-the-Wreake this afternoon (Friday).

Crews from Birstall and the Eastern Station attended the incident, in a field off Humble Lane at 1.51pm.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said: “A call was received from a farmer reporting a combine harvester on fire.

“On arrival the incident commander confirmed the fire was in the engine bay of the combine harvester.

“Fire extinguishers and a scotty backpack water pump were used to extinguish the fire.”