'Residual straw' found to be the cause of Shropshire tractor fire

Three fire appliances were scrambled to reports of a tractor fire in Shropshire today.

When Shropshire Fire & Rescue Crews arrived at Lyneal, Ellesmere, after 3.48pm on Thursday they found that some residual straw on the manifold of a tractor had caught light.

Crews including the incident support unit were sent from fire stations at Ellesmere, Wem and Whitchurch with an operations officer.

Crews used a hosereel water jet to tackle the fire.

The incident was declared stopped at 4.23pm.

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