Telehandler fire at a farm in Rainow, near Macclesfield

31/03/2020 - 03:52

Bull Hill Lane, Rainow, near Macclesfield

Two fire engines attended from Macclesfield


Shortly before 4am firefighters were called to a report of a fire at a farm on Bull Hill Lane, Rainow, near Macclesfield.

On arrival the crews discovered that the fire involved a diesel powered telehandler in a field.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet.

They then damped down the farming machine to make it safe.

Temperatures were monitored with a thermal imaging camera.

Firefighters were in attendance for around an hour.

The fire is believed to have been started accidentally.

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