Farm machinery fire latest in series of rural blazes in Moray

Two fire crews were called to another farm blaze in Moray on Tuesday that left a tractor wrecked.

The incident happened on a field at Roseisle shortly before 4pm when appliances from Elgin found the tractor and a large area of the field alight.

It took the firefighters around an hour to bring the blaze under control.

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “There were two appliances in attendance at the tractor fire.

“There were no injuries and no water supply issues presented by the rural nature of the incident. ┬áThe blaze is not being treated as deliberate.”

The incident is the latest in a series of recent farming-related fires.

A harvester caught fire at Cuttlebrae Farm in Clochan at the start of last month, while a massive blaze last week at Ashfield Farm near Garmouth left machinery and thousands of straw bales destroyed.

In July only quick thinking from a farmer at Little Cantly Farm near Keith avoided damage to expensive machinery when a barn full of straw bales burst into flames, while a carelessly discarded cigarette was suspected of causing a fire on a hay field near Buckie in June.

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