‘Shanks’ mare’ pressed into service by fire fighters

SOUTH Molton fire fighters climbed aboard “shank’s mare” to put out a blazing tractor in a afield at Romansleigh yesterday afternoon (Sunday.)

Due to conditions and access they had to grab dry powder extinguishers and make their way on foot to where the telehandler was burning.

The farmer assisted them in putting out the blazing vehicle, which was left severely damaged.

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