FIRE teams were called to an incident in Steeple Bumpstead today after a combine harvester caught fire.

Firefighters with the Essex County Fire and Rescue service were called to an address on Herkstead Lane on Thursday 6 August at around 3.12am.

Fire crews were called after reports of farm machinery catching fire.

Crews arrived to find a combine harvester alight.

Fire crews reported that the combine was parked next to a storage building.

Firefighters worked quickly to put out the flames before they could spread to the building and they managed to extinguish the fire by 5.25am.