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

A combine harvester fire set alight to a field full of crops near Peterborough this afternoon, Wednesday August 10.

Wednesday, 10th August 2016, 5:50 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:09 pm
The scene of the combine fire in Marholm - Photo: Cambs Fire

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.

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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.