There have been many fires in Humboldt County the past week. Out local newspaper the Humboldt Indpendent did a nice job covering those fires.
This has been a rough week for combine fires, this morining started with a news story from WHO -13 Des Moines on combine fires. While this fire around Story City was bad we have had at least 3 fires in the Gilmore City area. At least that is all I saw driving between Gilmore and Fort Dodge.
This fire was only 2 miles from our plant
Please make sure you clear your machine of excess trash each night, we would hate to see you in this situation.
We are very dry up here and it's not only combines that are catching fire but stalk choppers and tractors too. I was told that the farmer involved in this fire had to be life flighted to Des Moines with severe face and arm burns. We wish him a speady recovery
As you can see it looks like the local news van is on scene. As soon as we get the offical details we will update this article.
Please stay safe and have a great harvest!