Combine harvester sets fire to field full of crops and railway bank near Peterborough

The scene of the combine fire in Marholm - Photo: Cambs Fire
The scene of the combine fire in Marholm - Photo: Cambs Fire
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A combine harvester fire set alight to a field full of crops near Peterborough this afternoon, Wednesday August 10.

Crews from Dogsthorpe, Stanground, Whittlesey and a water carrier from Ramsey attended a fire in Woodcroft Road, Marholm at 2.08pm.

A combined harvester and standing crop was well alight when crews arrived and the fire was spreading to a nearby railway bank.

Trains were not stopped but took caution while firefighters worked to put the fire out.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to extinguish the fire by 4pm and they continued to dampen down the crop.

The cause of the fire is accidental.