There have been a number of tractor and field fires across the south west as the Met Office issues its first ever extreme heat warning.

On Monday evening (July 19) a baler and a round bale caught fire in a three acre field in Malborough.

Fire crews from Kingsbridge and Salcombe got the fire quickly under control with a hose reel jet.

They succeeded in stopping the fire from spreading further in the field, although the baler was damaged.

On Friday night (July 16) the fire service was called with reports of a large truck on fire in North Petherton.

In fact, it was a tractor.

Fire crews from Bridgwater and Burnham On Sea found the tractor well alight but adjacent to a barn.

They fought the fire with a hose reel jet and a concentrated foam jet.

The tractor was completely destroyed, but the crews were successful in keeping the barn safe from the flames.

Meanwhile in North Devon, in Berrynarbor, fire crews from Barnstaple and Ilfracombe were tasked with a tractor and trailer both on fire.

The trailer was loaded with around 20 bales of hay, which the fire fighters removed and spread out in the field to put the flames out.

Their quick work saved the tractor and the trailer was only slightly damaged in the fire.

On Monday night fire crews were called to hay bales on fire in a field off Treliske Lane, Truro.

Just after 9pm the crew found the fire as reported. Using beaters, hay forks and water buckets, they managed to put the fire out.

The fire service has reported that they suspect that the fire was started deliberately.

Meanwhile on Monday in Corfe Castle, a fire engine and Land Rover from Swanage Fire Station, together with crews from Wareham and Westbourne battled a field fire.

A spokesperson for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Field fires are a very real threat to crops, machinery and property.

"Always have access to a water supply, an exit route from the field and consider making fire breaks as you bale or ted.

"Mobile phone and a good address will help us find you sooner if the worst does happen!"

On Sunday afternoon (July 18) firefighters were tasked with a large hay fire with a 100 metre front in a field at Probus.

Four crews from across Cornwall attended as the flames had taken hold of a large quantity of hay, creating an extensive front to fight.

They managed to put the fire out using a hose reel jet and beaters before then checking for heat spots.