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Teleporter catches fire on Holkham estate

PUBLISHED: 14:15 11 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:16 11 July 2017

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service. Photo: Denise Bradley

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service. Photo: Denise Bradley

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Two fire crews were called to the Holkham estate yesterday evening (Monday) after farm machinery caught fire.

Appliances from Wells and Heacham attended at 8pm after a contractor reported the blaze.

A spokesman for the estate said the machine was a Merlot teleporter.

“It was owned by Jonathan Cole (Cole Agricultural Ltd) who, as a contractor for the farm, was moving straw on the estate,” she said.

“It was parked up by the driver and unattended at the time it self-ignited.

“Everyone is therefore fine. A cause is not known.”

Firefighters extinguished the fire using foam.

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