Fire destroys £350,000 combine harvester
A COMBINE harvester thought to be worth in the region of £350,000 went up in smoke yesterday evening.
The driver of the machinery spotted smoke and attempted to extinguish the blaze himself, but the combine harvester was eventually destroyed by fire.
The fire also caused damage to nearby bushes and firefighters were forced to dig a trench around the combine harvester to avoid any fire spread to nearby crops.
Thick plumes of smoke could be seen rising into the sky from as far afield as Old Town before the fire was eventually extinguished at about 6pm.