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Controlled burn gets out of control, leads to significant property loss

What started as a controlled burn Sunday afternoon got out of control and led to the loss of some farm equipment.

Brookings County Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring says the fire was reported at 3:00 p.m. about three miles east of Lake Campbell when it got out of control and spread to a field.

The Brookings Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office responded.

Sebring says the owner was trying to get into the field with his skid-steer and had stopped to open a gate when the skid-steer caught fire.

The fire also spread to some round hay bales and some farm equipment, including some grain wagons and rake. The skid-steer was a complete loss.

The Brookings Fire Department extinguished the fire.

The dollar amount of the loss is not known at this time.