Firefighters extinguish tractor on fire on road near Saffron Walden

Tractor fire being extinguished. Picture: Essex Fire

Tractor fire being extinguished. Picture: Essex Fire - Credit: Archant

A tractor caught alight near Saffron Walden this morning (Tuesday).

Tractor fire being extinguished. Picture: Essex Fire

Tractor fire being extinguished. Picture: Essex Fire - Credit: Archant

Two fire crews from Saffron Walden were sent to Little Pen, Littlebury Green, at 10.48am after a tractor was engulfed in flames on the road outside A Duke and Son.

The tractor was well alight when the firefighters arrived and the fire was put out by 11.41am.

Station officer Paul Curtis said: “The agricultural vehicle and hedge cutter were totally destroyed by the fire this morning.

“The tractor caught fire due to an electrical fault and stopped on a hill, this resulted in a running fuel fire of over 100m in length.


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“Crews used three foam hose reel jets to extinguish it. The roadway was damage by the heat and highways engineers were called to assess the damage.”

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