Two tractors were destroyed in a fire at a farm juts outside of Moretonhampstead on Friday evening (August 27).

The fire threatened a nearby barn full of hay but fast work by fire crews managed to save it.

Just before 6pm firefighters from Moretonhampstead and Bovey Tracey, together with a crew from Torquay with the water bowser, were called to what was believed to be a large vehicle fire.

South West Farmer: A sorry sight. Picture: Bovey Tracey Fire StationA sorry sight. Picture: Bovey Tracey Fire Station

On arrival, they found two tractors on fire and the barn full of hay was also alight.

Due to the severity of the fire, two more fire engines were requested from Chagford and Okehampton.

A spokesperson from Bovey Tracey Fire Station said: "This was due to the seriousness of the incident and potential spread to a nearby barn.

"Two tractors were severely damaged by fire as well as the front part of the barn.

"Quick thinking and actions of firefighters prevented spread and provided a quick stop."

Fighting the fire with hose reel jets, breathing apparatus and a main jet, crews made good progress and in just two hours the fire was out.

Both the farm vehicles suffered 100 per cent damage by fire, the barn suffered 10 per cent damage by fire and 60 per cent damage from smoke.

The fire was believed to have been caused accidentally.