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Fire in the farmland: Cloverdale blaze burns soybean crop Wednesday

Thursday, September 16, 2010

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A hot spark caught fire from a combine Wednesday, burning eight to 10 acres of soybean crops northeast of Cloverdale. The call for the fire at Butler Family Farm's field went in at 2:03 p.m. Photo courtesy of John Layne
CLOVERDALE -- A fire in a field near C.R. 700S and C.R. 425E was put out by the combined efforts of the Cloverdale, Greencastle and Jefferson township fire departments Wednesday.

The fire was on a Butler Family Farm's field. Matt Butler saw the fire start.

"There was a hot spark from the combine that caught on," Butler said. "It went up really fast, in 20 minutes or so."

The call went in at 2:03 p.m.

Dale Mendenhall, the Jefferson Township volunteer fire department's chief, said they used a combine to isolate the fire and then sprayed out what remained with water.

"It was burning for about 30 minutes total," Mendenhall said. "Approximately eight to 10 acres of soybeans were burned."


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Unfortunately there will probably be more of this happening. Just hope everyone is insured and no one gets hurt.

-- Posted by Clovertucky on Thu, Sep 16, 2010, at 12:10 PM


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