Fire Destroys Lawn Tractor

A fire destroyed a Saline County man’s garden tractor over the weekend.

According to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, Jeffrey Stover was mowing at his home at 1110 W. Hidden Springs Road in the northwest part of the county when it caught fire.

Stover unsuccessfuly tried to smother the fire with a jacket, and then extinguish it with a garden hose, before rural firefighter arrived. Other than singed hair on his legs, he was not hurt.

The tractor was totally destroyed. Total loss is listed at $4,500.