Excavator catches fire while managing brush pile in Peterborough

  • The Peterborough Fire Department was summoned to Southfield Lane Thursday morning when a piece of heavy equipment caught fire. March 5 2020 Staff photo by Abbe Hamilton—

  • The Peterborough Fire Department was summoned to Southfield Lane Thursday morning when a piece of heavy equipment caught fire. March 5 2020 Staff photo by Abbe Hamilton—

  • The Peterborough Fire Department was summoned to Southfield Lane Thursday morning when a piece of heavy equipment caught fire. March 5 2020 Staff photo by Abbe Hamilton—

  • Firefighters responded to an excavator that had caught on fire while being used to manage a burning brush pile Thursday morning. March 5 2020 Courtesy photo—

  • Firefighters responded to an excavator that had caught on fire while being used to manage a burning brush pile Thursday morning. March 5 2020 Courtesy photo—

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 3/6/2020 11:19:16 AM
Modified: 3/6/2020 11:19:02 AM

An excavator caught fire while it was being used to manage a burning brush pile in Peterborough Thursday morning.

The Fire Department responded to Southfield Lane at 8:59 a.m. to find the excavator fully involved, Fire Chief Ed Walker said.

Firefighters responded with an engine and a tanker and were able to control the fire in about 30 minutes, he said, and there were no injuries.


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