Residents were forced to take action after a tractor caught fire on a Dorset farm, writes Alex Cutler.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the tractor blaze that broke out at Higher Norris Mill in Higher Bockhampton at about 11.15am on Tuesday, October 29.

Two fire engines from Dorchester and a water tanker from Bridport were mobilised to the fire.

Upon arrival the tractor was well alight, and firefighters found the owner and passers-by throwing buckets of water over it to stop the fire spreading to a nearby barn.

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Firefighters extinguished the blaze using hose reel jets by approximately 11.55am.

The tractor was extinguished, cooled down and moved away from the barn and animals.

Originally published in Dorset Echo