Teleporter catches fire on Holkham estate

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service. Photo: Denise Bradley

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service. Photo: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Two fire crews were called to the Holkham estate yesterday evening (Monday) after farm machinery caught fire.

Appliances from Wells and Heacham attended at 8pm after a contractor reported the blaze.

A spokesman for the estate said the machine was a Merlot teleporter.

'It was owned by Jonathan Cole (Cole Agricultural Ltd) who, as a contractor for the farm, was moving straw on the estate,' she said.

'It was parked up by the driver and unattended at the time it self-ignited.

'Everyone is therefore fine. A cause is not known.'

Firefighters extinguished the fire using foam.

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