A telehandler has caught fire on a farm near Sherborne.

Earlier today (Wednesday, April 24) a vehicle fire broke out at the farm on Bishops Down Lane which saw firefighters tackle the blaze involving the telehandler with a hose reel jet.   

A spokesperson for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "We received a call at 1.04pm this afternoon (April 24) about a vehicle fire on Bishops Down Lane, near Sherborne.

"A crew from Sherborne attended the incident which involved a telehandler – firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

"We stayed in attendance for a further 30 mins to make sure it was fully dampened down."