Combine catches fire in bean field Wednesday

Published 10:09 am Thursday, October 8, 2015

A combine caught fire Wednesday in a bean field.

A farmer was using combine in a bean field on the 30000 block of 580th Avenue in Waltham when it caught fire at about 2 p.m., according to Mower County Chief Deputy Mark May.

The man tried to use a fire extinguisher to put out the flames, but to no avail. He called 911 and the Brownsdale Fire Department responded, putting out the fire.

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Some of the beans in the area of the combine had also caught fire, and the combine sustained minimal damage. Loose beans may have sparked the fire.