photos: Fire drama near Burnham as tractor bursts into flames
of pounds of damage was caused to a tractor during a dramatic
farmyard blaze near Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday afternoon (July
fuel leak caused the tractor to burst into flames, sending flames
and thick black smoke into the air at a farm in the village of
residents along Kingsway Road joined the farmer in throwing buckets
of water over the machine to try and put out the blaze.
fire crew from Burnham was sent to the scene and a hose reel jet
was used to bring the blaze fully under control.
Tony Buncombe told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was quite a shock
to be told by our neighbours that the tractor - a 1967 Massey
Ferguson - was on fire. We are very grateful to them or it could
have been even more serious."
fire spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com the tractor had been 70%
damaged by fire and heat, and that no-one had been hurt.
had been attempts made by the persons present to extinguish the
fire using buckets of water before the arrival of the fire service,"
added the spokesman.
local resident, Ross Johnstone, captured the fire on his mobile
phone, as pictured above.
The blazing tractor in the village of Mark on Saturday