FIREFIGHTERS from Chard tackled an accidental tractor fire on a farm in Wambrook on Friday.

Crews were called to the incident at 4:33pm on May 20, where they used breathing apparatus, foam, and thermal imaging to extinguish the fire.

The incident report on the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service's website said “the tractor was 80 per cent damaged” in the incident.

A Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Crews from Chard attended a tractor fire on a farm just outside of Chard.

“Crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet, one compressed air foam jet, and a thermal imaging camera.

“The cause of the fire was accidental and the tractor was 80 per cent damaged by fire.”

Every year, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue help around 650 people whose vehicle has caught fire.

Vehicle fires are most likely to start when they are being driven.

The service has published a list of things people who experience a car fire should do to protect themselves and others.