A Waitotara farmer's tractor was demolished yesterday after it caught fire in the middle of a paddock.
Waitotara chief fire officer John Forester said firefighters responded to the blaze at the Nukumaru Station about 5.40pm.
"The guy was mowing hay and it (the tractor) caught fire," Mr Forester said.
"He was about three-quarters of the way through his paddock."
Mr Forester said he wasn't sure what caused the fire, but the tractor was completely burnt out.
The farmer was not hurt.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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