A TRACTOR caught fire in a Somerset farm yard.

Firefighters from Street and Somerset were called to Marshalls Elm, Street, at just before 2.40pm on Sunday (September 27) afternoon to reports the vehicle had caught fire.

"On arrival crews confirmed the tractor was well alight and got to work extinguishing the fire using 1 foam jet, 1 hose reel jet and 2 breathing apparatus," said a Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson.

"Crews used a thermal image camera to check the tractor and confirmed the cause of the fire was accidental causing 95% fire damage to the tractor."