A COMBINE harvester has been completely destroyed and crops damaged in a fire.

Crews from Cranborne fire station rushed to put out the blaze which took place at Toyd Down farm in Tidpit.

One fire engine and a Landrover were on the scene after receiving the emergency call at 5.42pm last night

No one was injured and the cause of the fire is not being investigated.

The stop message came in at 7.08pm.

Last week in an unrelated incident, firefighters were busy tackling fires on tinder-dry fields as farmers worked to bring in the harvest.

On August 28 a combine harvester burst into flames causing a roadblock near Alresford.

Emergency services rushed to the scene of the fire on Bishop’s Sutton Road.

The B3047 was closed due to drifting smoke and fire engines blocking the road.

Last Tuesday a muck spreader had an electrical fault which ignited a field of stubble a couple of miles away at Bramdean.

About an acre of land was burnt before a fire crew doused the flames.

The muck spreader was only slightly damaged.