Fire crews from Chulmleigh and Hatherleigh called out to reports of smoke issuing from vehicle.

Fire fighters were called out to Stabdon Farm in Winkleigh after reports of a large telehandler on fire.

Upon arrival at 2.20pm yesterday (Thursday) crews from Chulmleigh and Hatherleigh found smoke issuing from the vehicle.

They got to work dampening it down with a hose reel jet in attempts to save it.

But the telehandler suffered 70 per cent fire damage despite crews’ best efforts.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

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