IT WAS a busy evening for firefighters who were called to multiple fires in Salisbury and the surrounding areas.

A combine harvester was destroyed after a fire in a field in Netheravon.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) was called to the incident at around 3.05pm yesterday (Tuesday, August 11).

Salisbury Journal:

A spokesperson for DWFRS said: "A plough was used to create a fire break around the fire and crews then used beaters and hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

"One combine harvester was also destroyed in the fire.

"The stop message came through at 19:30 and they remained on scene until 9.10pm."

Salisbury Journal:

Crews from Salisbury, Amesbury, Bradford on Avon, Royal Wootton Bassett, Pewsey, Stratton and additional support from crews from Yeovil and Andover responded to the incident.

Also that evening firefighters were called to a fire in the open at the Millennium Green in Downton at around 4.20pm, which involved twelve hay bales.

A fire service spokesperson said: "On arrival one crew from Salisbury found approximately twelve one tonne hay bales alight which had also spread to the field.

"They used drags and hose reel jets to extinguish the fire and we had two water carriers from Hampshire FRS supporting us at this fire. The stop message came in at 18:45 and they remained on scene until 7.30pm."

A third fire was dealt with in Salisbury. The fire involving a pile of refuse had spread to a tree.

Firefighters from Salisbury and Ludgershall attended the incident, which was reported at around 7pm on New Bridge Road.

The fire was under control by around 8.10pm.

Wiltshire Police closed a number of roads in the area while firefighters dealt with the fire.