Estelline firefighters tackle baler fire

The Estelline Fire Department and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Friday evening baler fire southwest of Estelline.

Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring says it was reported shortly after 8:00 pm on 463rd Avenue near 196th Street.

Sebring says a tractor and baler were in use when the baler caught fire. The
operator of the tractor attempted to extinguish the fire by driving into a slough but was
unsuccessful. The Estelline Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire.

The tractor and baler received about $220,000 damage.


August 29, 2022