Van seriously damaged by fire at Etchingham farmyard

The aftermath of a van fire at an Etchingham farmyard. Picture courtesy of Burwash Fire Station. SUS-160708-152113001
The aftermath of a van fire at an Etchingham farmyard. Picture courtesy of Burwash Fire Station. SUS-160708-152113001
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A quick-thinking farmer prevented a potentially major fire by moving a burning vehicle away from dozens of bales of hay.

Retained firefighters from Burwash Fire Station were called to Lunsden Farm in High Street, Etchingham, just before 6pm yesterday (Saturday, August 6).

The aftermath of a van fire at an Etchingham farmyard. Picture courtesy of Burwash Fire Station. SUS-160708-152050001

The aftermath of a van fire at an Etchingham farmyard. Picture courtesy of Burwash Fire Station. SUS-160708-152050001

A van had caught fire on the premises, close to an area where around 60 bales of hay were being stored.

Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus tackled the blaze, which caused serious damage to the van.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze started accidentally.

Firefighters were stood down at 6.25pm.

The aftermath of a van fire at an Etchingham farmyard. Picture courtesy of Burwash Fire Station. SUS-160708-152102001

The aftermath of a van fire at an Etchingham farmyard. Picture courtesy of Burwash Fire Station. SUS-160708-152102001

Pictures courtesy of Burwash Fire Station.

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