Bird in the tractor

Last updated 08:23 03/12/2013
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ENGINE TROUBLE: Bird nests in tractors and cars are a fire hazard.

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Bird nest blamed for car fire

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South Canterbury farmers are being urged to check their vehicles for birds' nests before turning the ignition after a tractor fire yesterdayr.

Waimate Volunteer Fire Brigade chief Duncan Lyall said although it was not known what sparked that fire, birds' nests were a common cause.

Mr Lyall said the farmer had checked his vehicle for nests before setting off.

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- The Timaru Herald

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