Fire engines on scene as farm equipment goes up in flames in Horningtoft

A man has been left homeless after his caravan was set alight. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

A man has been left homeless after his caravan was set alight. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY - Credit: Archant

Farm equipment caught fire in Horningtoft, Dereham.

Fire engines were called to an incident on Church Road, Horningtoft, in the evening of Wednesday, August 16.

A water carrier and two fire engines from Fakenham and Wells fire stations attended the blaze, after farm machinery caught on fire in the Dereham area.

They arrived at the scene at 5.09pm and the last appliance left at around 6.50pm.

A spokesperson for the fire service described it as 'not common, but not massively unusual for farm equipment to catch fire'.


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They added that it was likely to have been caused by a mechanical fault, and that there was no suggestion of a crash having taken place

The appliances were called to the blaze on Church Road at 4.53pm.

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Crews used main and hose reel jets to extinguish the flames, and breathing apparatus and a thermal image camera to check for hotspots.

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