Sleaford farmers count cost after two field fires in one day

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Sleaford firefighters had to deal with two separate incidents of crops catching fire yesterday (Thursday).

A crew was called out at 11.23am to School Lane in Silk Willoughby where an overheating combine harvester had set alight to piles of linseed crop in a field.

About 20 square metres of the crop was destroyed in the field before being hosed down.

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Later, at 7.37pm, four crews from Sleaford Billingborough, Bourne and Spalding were called to a linseed crop on fire in a field off Beacon Lane at Laughton, near Folkingham,

The crop and a combine harvester were badly damaged in the blaze before it was eventually put out.

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