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Driver escapes unharmed from dramatic tractor fire

Incident happened shortly after midday today

A dramatic tractor fire brought traffic in Banbridge town centre to a standstill this afternoon (Wednesday).

The blaze, believed to have been accidental, happened around 12.10pm.

The JCB farm loader was travelling along the main Church Square area of the town when it caught fire.

Amazed onlookers watched as the tractor went up in smoke on the busy thoroughfare.

The driver managed to escape unharmed.

Emergency services were called to deal with the incident shortly afterwards.

There are no further details.

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