Firefighters tackle combine harvester fire

Combine harvester

Firefighters are currently tackling a combine harvester fire which has spread to a nearby field in Stone.

Crews were called to Shallowford Lane, Stone, at 11.50am this morning (Tuesday 9 August).

Firefighters from Cannock, Eccleshall, Rising Brook, Stafford and Stone attended the scene, as did the station officer from Stone Fire Station.

Upon arrival, crews found a combine harvester well-alight, with the fire having spread to four hectares within a wheat field, as well as to a tractor and plough.

No one has been reported injured.

The wheat field fire has now been extinguished and dampening down of the combine harvester has begun.

Crews are using two breathing apparatus and four hose reel jets, supplied by a water carrier.

Station Manager, Liam Hickey, said: “Firefighters have worked extremely hard and efficiently, given the remote location, to save as much as possible of wheat crop for the farm staff to harvest in the near future.”.

Crews remain at the scene.