Maggea Tractor fire - 5 March 2018

Monday, March 5 at 4.30pm:

Just before 3pm this afternoon, three CFS crews were called to a suspected tractor fire in a paddock at Maggea, near Wunkar in the Riverland.

On arrival crews found a large articulated tractor alight with the tyres completely destroyed.

The cause is thought to be a leak in the hydraulic or fuel line.

The fire is still burning, being fuelled by the hydraulic line and oil tank.

The damage bill is estimated at $75,000.

Smoke is likely to be in the area for some time.

2018-03-05 Ali Martin