The Volga and Bruce Fire Departments respond to a Sunday afternoon combine fire in a filed northwest of Volga. It was reported at about 2:20 pm near the intersection of 207th Street and 461st Avenue.
Assistant Brookings County Sheriff Scott Sebring says the combine was being used to harvest corn when it caught fire. The fire quickly spread to the corn stover.
Prior to the fire departments arriving, the owner was attempting to extinguish the stover by discing over the fire.
Crews were able to extinguish the burning combine upon their arrival. Total damage is estimated to be $130,000.
October 24, 2022