A FARM vehicle and equipment were completely destroyed by fire yesterday (July 18).

Fire crews were sent to a field in Bicknoller at just before 4.20pm after reports of a tractor and baler on fire.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson confirmed the vehicle was alight when crews arrived.

"On arrival, the Incident Commander confirmed that a tractor towing a baler in a field was well alight and quickly got crews to work to tackle the fire using breathing apparatus, main jets, compressed air foam and drag forks," they said.

"Water was shuttled to the incident with a water carrier.

"The fire, which started accidentally, caused 100% damage to the tractor and baler and some scorching to the field it was in."

Witnesses captured dramatic footage of the blaze as they passed the scene.

Our video was submitted by user Shane Shane on Facebook.

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