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Firefighters called to harvesting blazes
9:07am Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
TWO farmers called out firefighters within five minutes of each other when their harvesting equipment caught fire in unrelated incidents on Saturday evening.
The first call to a farm at Tholthorpe, near Easingwold, involved a combine harvester in a field of standing crops which had developed an electrical fault.
The second, minutes later, was to a grain dryer in Ebberston, east of Pickering. It is believed the fire there was started by a build-up of grain dust in the machine.
Both fires were put out by firefighters.