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UPDATED WITH PICTURE: Firefighters battle tractor blaze
10:04am Sunday 11th August 2013 in News
A TRACTOR and baler were destroyed by fire last night.
It happened on the A350 north of Shaftesbury and the road was still blocked this morning due to repairs.
Crews from Shaftesbury, Gillingham and Wiltshire Fire Service were sent to the scene at Semley at around 9.30pm.
They used foam to get the flames under control.
Crews also had to deal with running fuel that was alight.
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said the fire started in the tractor's engine compartment.
The Highways Agency was called to clear the road surface and traffic was urged to avoid the area. A diversion is in operation.
Crews remained on scene until around midnight.
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