Firefighters from Colchester, Clacton, Bightlingsea and Manningtree were called to a tractor fire on Colchester Road in West Mersea this afternoon.

 

West Mersea Tractor Fire

On arrival, crews reported that a large tractor was 100% alight and worked to extinguish the fire by 4:06pm.

 

During the incident, approximately 2000 litres of mixed solution containing chemicals to spray crops was spilled onto the floor. Firefighters worked with Fire Service Scientific Advisors and the Environment Agency for advice on cleaning the solution and the scene was left in the care of the farmer who will excavate the land.

 

Station Manager Danny Partridge from Colchester Fire Station said “Crews worked really well to extinguish this fire and establish a water source in a difficult area.”

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