A skid steer loader is lost in a fire.
The Saline County Sheriff’s Office reports a 2014 John Deere skid steer was consumed by fire on Thursday afternoon.
Deputies say Daniel Lewick was pushing logs into a pile north of Salina in a field near the intersection of N. Girard and Shipton Road, when he heard a loud pop.
He turned to see the skid steer’s engine on fire and called 9-11.
Fire District #7 responded to the blaze that destroyed the newly purchased machine that only had 50-hours of operation on it. There were no injuries.
The vehicle is owned by Came Farms and is valued at $65,000.