Tractor catches fire in rural Christchurch lane
OIL and fuel spilled onto a rural Christchurch lane yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon after a tractor caught fire.
Firefighters were called to Pitthouse Lane, off the Avon Causeway, just after 4pm with reports the vehicle was “well alight”.
A “large quantity” of oil and fuel had leaked from the tractor, so environmental protection equipment was rolled out by Poole’s on-call firefighters. Crews from Christchurch also attended, along with officers from Dorset Police and BCP Council staff.
A spokesperson from Dorset Police said: “We were called at 4.07pm on Tuesday 23rd February 2021 by the fire service reporting a vehicle fire involving a tractor in Pitthouse Lane, Christchurch.
“Officers attended to assist and manage traffic. Recovery for the tractor was arranged and the road was cleared. Officers left the scene at around 6.20pm.”