This was the sorry sight following a tractor fire in Boyton on the Devon/Cornwall border yesterday afternoon.

At just after 3pm on Wednesday (September 2) crews from both counties were called to a fire that taken hold of a tractor towing a slurry spreader in the Boyton field.

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A fire engine from Holsworthy and one from Launceston, as well as a water carrier from Liskeard, attended and successfully extinguished it.