Shropshire farmer escapes as fire destroys tractor

A tractor was destroyed when extensive damage after it caught fire near Oswestry just after 10am today.

Oswestet firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire in Morton.

Crew manager Robin Evans said: "The tractor was 100 per cent involved in fire on our arrival. All we could do was extinguish the fire with hose reel jets and breathing apparatus.

"The farmer was unhurt and nothing except the tractor was involved in the fire."

The ambulance service was not required to attend that incident.

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