Harvester catches fire in Ardboe

Fire service
Fire service

Firecrews were called out on Sunday night after reports that a harvester had caught fire on the Kilmascally Road in Ardboe.

Two fire crews were dispatched to the scene, where it took them just over an hour to put the blaze out.

The cause of the fire is being treated as accidental according to Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.

A spokesperson said: “Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a call at 8.03pm to a report of a vehicle on fire at the Kilmascally Road, Ardboe area of Cookstown on Sunday 17 July.

“Two Fire Appliances from Cookstown Fire Station and one Fire Appliance each from Dungannon and Magherafelt Fire Stations were deployed to the scene.

“Firefighters using a CAF jet dealt with a harvester on fire in the area.

“Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service finished at the scene at 9.05pm and the fire is being treated as accidental.”