A FIELD fire that damaged a combine harvester and 30 acres of crops was tackled in two hours.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue was called to the fire at Langford Lane, Redlynch, at 1.50pm yesterday (July 2).

The blaze involved 30-acres of standing crops and was thought to have been started with a combine harvester.

Crews attended from Salisbury, Wilton, Verwood, Ringwood and Redbridge, together with a water carrier from Wilton and a small 4x4 appliance from Cranborne.

Salisbury Journal: Fire engines at Redlynch field fire.Fire engines at Redlynch field fire. (Image: Spencer Mulholland)

The farmer was able to cut a firebreak around the affected area, to prevent further fire spread, and four hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire.

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A combine harvester was also damaged.

Firefighters stopped at 3.54pm, although a crew from Salisbury carried out a reinspection in the evening to ensure there were no hotspots.