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Tractor catches fire in rural Christchurch lane




Firefighters at the scene (picture: DWFR)
Firefighters at the scene (picture: DWFR)

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.”



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