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.  The 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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