Dramatic pictures catch harvester on fire in 4am blaze

Harvester on fire in Wilburton

Dramatic pictures show a harvester on fire in Wilburton. - Credit: Facebook/Cottenham Community Fire and Rescue Station

Dramatic pictures captured a harvester which caught fire in a Cambridgeshire village today. 

Photographs from Cottenham Fire Station show the fire developing in a field in Twenty Pence Road, Wilburton this morning (Friday) as fire crews tried to extinguish it. 

Firefighters from Cottenham, Sutton and Chatteris were called to the blaze at around 4am. 

A spokesperson for Cottenham Fire Station said: “We had an early morning wake-up call today.  

Harvester on fire in Wilburton

Dramatic pictures show a harvester on fire in Wilburton. - Credit: Facebook/Cottenham Community Fire and Rescue Station

“At 4am, we were called to a fire in Wilburton where crews arrived to find a forage harvester well alight.  

“Using breathing apparatus, hose reels, a foam jet and multiple tanks of water, the crews got the fire under control.” 

Harvester fire in Wilburton

Dramatic pictures show a harvester on fire in Wilburton. - Credit: Facebook/Cottenham Community Fire and Rescue Station

Nobody was hurt from the fire and Cottenham firefighters said the cause was accidental, but the harvester was unable to be saved.

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The blaze marked a busy period for Cottenham Fire Station, which has received eight calls in three days. 

Harvester fire in Wilburton

Dramatic pictures show a harvester on fire in Wilburton. - Credit: Facebook/Cottenham Community Fire and Rescue Station

Harvester fire in Wilburton

Dramatic pictures show a harvester on fire in Wilburton. - Credit: Facebook/Cottenham Community Fire and Rescue Station

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