Tractor fire in Cranbrook
Firefighting operations have been completed and the fire on Chequers Road in Cranbrook is now fully extinguished. Crews remained at the scene throughout the evening to dampen down any remaining hotspots within the straw bales. No casualties were reported and the cause of fire has not yet been established. Local residents had been asked to keep doors and windows closed as a precaution but this is no longer necessary.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service is making steady progress in extinguishing the fire on Chequers Road in Goudhurst, Cranbrook.
Four fire engines remain at the scene and crews have been using hose reel jets and main jets to tackle the fire, which had spread to a tractor, trailer and around 16 tonnes of baled straw. Crews are currently working to dampen down hotspots within the straw bales and firefighting operations are expected to continue into the evening. The road remains closed, and residents living nearby are also being advised to keep all windows and doors closed for the time being.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service is currently responding to a tractor fire on Chequers Road in Cranbrook.
Five fire engines have been sent to the scene and crews wearing breathing apparatus are using compressed air foam to tackle the blaze. Residents living nearby are advised to close all doors and windows, and we are advising all to avoid the area whilst crews deal with the fire. More to come.
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