Farmers And Fire Officials Battle Field Fire
(Le Mars) -- Farmers and fire officials alike were battling the strong winds this afternoon when a soybean field caught fire. Le Mars and Merrill fire and rescue units responded to the scene located near the intersection of County Roads K-42 and C-16, or about three miles north of Brunsville. The call came in at about 2:30 p.m. and within a half hour, fire officials were fortunate to have contained the fire. Farmers from the area assisted fire officials by providing a bobcat skid loader and two large tractors pulling tandem disks to help smother the flames. Approximately six acres of soybeans were lost to the fire. It is not known how the fire started. No farm equipment was lost as a result of the fire.
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