Tractor fire spreads in Nairn

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Crews from Nairn and Inverness extinguish Tractor Fire under difficult conditions

Operations Control in Inverness received a call today at 14.05 following a tractor fire at Hilton of Delnies near Nairn.   The first appliance from Nairn, arrived at 14.17, closely followed by an appliance from Inverness. 

On arrival the crews were faced with a fire that had spread from the tractor to its trailer and 50 square metres of straw which was covering a field of carrots. 

Strong winds and a dust storm hampered access and caused rapid fire spread, requiring additional water supplies from the Inverness Water Bowser.

Crews extinguished the fires using two main water jets, one hose reel jet and two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.

Incident Commander, Mark Loynd said “crews worked exceptionally well in very difficult conditions to contain the fire and prevent fire spreading to neighbouring fields using a very limited water supply.”

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