A couple of fire calls were reported recently in central Sioux and central Lyon counties.
The Rock Rapids Fire Department was called out to a tractor fire about 12 noon on Sunday south of Rock Rapids on Highway 75. Rock Rapids Fire Chief Ed Reck says the fire was at 1734 Highway 75, about a mile south of town. According to Reck, something caused a fire in the engine compartment of the tractor and the driver was able to get it off the road and onto a driveway. But due to the fire, a heater line blew and the antifreeze in the line put out the fire. Reck said firefighters just made sure the fire was out, disconnected the batteries, and returned to the station.