PICTURES: Tractor destroyed by fire near Five Ashes

Tractor fire near Five Ashes. Photo by Nick Fontana SUS-160724-102811001
Tractor fire near Five Ashes. Photo by Nick Fontana SUS-160724-102811001

A tractor was left destroyed after catching fire near Five Ashes last night (Saturday, July 23).

Two East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service crews from Uckfield were called to the A267 at around 7.40pm.

Tractor fire near Five Ashes. Photo by Nick Fontana SUS-160724-102900001

Tractor fire near Five Ashes. Photo by Nick Fontana SUS-160724-102900001

There were no injuries but the driver said he felt the seat getting a bit hot and stopped, then realised the tractor was on fire.

Crews spent the best part of an hour and 20 minutes extinguishing the fire and damping down.

The road was closed in both directions for about an hour and a half by Sussex Police.

It looked like nearby residents tried to extinguish the fire with a garden hose.

Tractor fire near Five Ashes. Photo by Nick Fontana SUS-160724-102934001

Tractor fire near Five Ashes. Photo by Nick Fontana SUS-160724-102934001

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Tractor fire near Five Ashes. Photo by Nick Fontana SUS-160724-102955001

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Tractor fire near Five Ashes. Photo by Nick Fontana SUS-160724-102830001