Tractor brakes caused fire

MCBW - Towcester Fire Engine
MCBW - Towcester Fire Engine

SOUTH Northants fire crews were called to Wappenham this week following reports of a fire in a field.

A fire engine and the water carrier from Towcester were joined by the Brackley crew at Weston Road at around 6.45pm on Tuesday, August 9.

A spokesman for the fire service said a tractor was severely damaged in the fire along with 200sqm of stumble and added: “The cause was the brakes over heating on the tractor.”