Fire destroys tractor, baler Monday near Alva
May 31, 2017
Plumes of dark smoke drifted over Alva Memorial Day afternoon. The Alva Fire Department was called to U.S. Highway 281 South and Greer Road at 2:23 p.m. for a tractor on fire. They arrived at 2:36 p.m. at the Jack and Jeremy Wiebener property to find a tractor and attached baler in flames.
There was no saving the equipment so firefighters concentrated on putting out the fire and keeping it from spreading to the field.
According to Assistant Fire Chief Bryan Miller, the fire started in the electrical system of the tractor. Firefighters cleared the scene at 3:32 p.m.
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