Fire rips through Rudston farm's corn crops and combine harvester

A combine harvester caught fire as a large crop of corn went up in flames on a farm in the village of Rudston near Bridlington.

The fire broke out at a farm in Rudston village which lies between Bridlington and Driffield. Pic: Google.

Around 1,000 square metres of the crop were damaged by the blaze which tore through the farmland on Saturday morning.

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Farm workers tried to put out the blaze using two dry powder fire extinguishers before the fire service arrived.

Firefighters were alerted to the incident shortly before 11.30am and when a fire crew arrived at the scene they used a large hose to dose the flames.