A HAY baler was destroyed after it overheated in a North-East field.

Firefighters were called to Cocken White House Farm, Great Lumley, Chester-le-Street, County Durham at 2pm today.

It was being towed by a tractor and it is thought the bearings overheated.

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A spokesman for County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service said: "It is common in agricultural vehicles."