25th April 2019

Harvester ‘totally destroyed‘ following fire in Kingston St Mary

Two fire engines from Taunton and a water carrier from Bridgwater were mobilised to a report of a harvester on fire in a field of elephant grass on Fennington Lane in Kingston St Mary at 16:21 this afternoon (Thursday).

Photo: Taunton Fire Station

On arrival, crews confirmed the harvester was well alight and the fire also involved approximately 150 metres of elephant grass and stubble.

A third fire engine from Bridgwater was also requested to attend for extra personnel.

Photo: Alistair Caird
Photo: Alistair Caird

Crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus, three hose reel jets and one foam jet.

The harvester was totally destroyed by fire and approximately 5 acres of elephant grass and stubble.

Photo: Taunton Fire Station