Burnham-On-Sea fire station crews were called out on Wednesday (August 21st) to tackle a combine harvester on fire.

One fire appliance from Cheddar, one from Burnham-On-Sea, a Water Bowser from Bridgwater and a Brendon Pump from Cheddar were sent at just before 12.30pm to Rush Hill Lane in Blackford, Wedmore.

It followed reports of a combine harvester in flames in a field of standing crop.

“On arrival crews confirmed that the combine was well alight and approximately 10% of a field of 10 acres of corn was also alight with a 20 metre fire front.”

“Crews extinguished the fire using 2 breathing apparatus, 2 hosereel jets, a thermal image camera and 4 beaters.”

“The combine was 50% damaged by fire and approximately 1 acre of the crop was also damaged.”