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Farmer Saves Machinery from Fire Damage

KSAL Staff - July 20, 2017 10:38 am

Photo courtesy Saline Co. Sheriff's Office

A hay bale that caught on fire blackened a portion of a field near Gypsum on Wednesday.

According to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, a bearing inside a John Deer baler overheated and ignited a bale inside the machine in the 8800 block of S. Whitmore Road.

Ryan Nilson was able to eject the bale before the machinery caught on fire – the bale then ignited the grass.

Deputies say about 15 acres of hay was lost in the blaze.

Rural Fire District #1 arrived around 11:30am and put the fire out.

No one was injured.


Photo courtesy Saline Co. Sheriff’s Office