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Penrith firefighters called to tractor fire

At 6:50pm yesterday, Tuesday 11 December two fire engines from Penrith were mobilised to a vehicle fire on Kells Spring, Clickham, Blencow.

A tractor’s excess fuel button got stuck causing a building to fill with smoke, by the time firefighters arrived the tractor had already stopped.

Crews assisted the farmer in checking the tractor was safe.

A Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Crews used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and one thermal imaging camera.

“Crews were in attendance for approximately thirty five minutes.”

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