Crews respond to tractor fire in field near Banbury over the weekend

Crews responded to a tractor fire over the weekend near the village of Tadmarton.

Monday, 7th June 2021, 10:13 am

The crew from the Chipping Norton Fire Station attended a call out Saturday morning around 11:05am (June 5) to Tadmarton, just outside of Hook Norton, for a tractor fire. The crew assisted firefighters from Banbury Fire Station.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue posted a message on its Facebook page about the fire, which said: "The farmer sadly lost his tractor to the blaze, but no one was injured.

"Thanks to swift action by the attending crews the fire was stopped from spreading to the surrounding field.

Crews respond to tractor fire in field near Banbury over the weekend (Image from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Facebook page)

"As the weather gets hotter, we’d like to take this chance to remind everyone about how easily grass fires can start. Please make sure you correctly dispose of cigarettes and other rubbish which could burn, to help us reduce the risk of field fires."