Fire crews from Kingsbridge, Ivybridge, Plympton and Ashburton were called into action to fight a combine harvester fire at Ugborough yesterday (August 9).

The crews were called in just before 1pm and found the blaze had spread to a hedge.

The fire was extinguished using two hose reel jets and firefighters using beaters.

The cause was accidental ignition. The combine harvester was severely damaged.