Lancaster County fire departments put out combine fires

  • Source: KOLN-TV CBS 10/KGIN-TV CBS 11 Lincoln-Grand Island
  • Published: 10/19/2021 12:00 AM

Rural fire departments in eastern Lancaster County were busy with two combine fires that broke out Monday afternoon. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the first one happened just before 3 p.m. near Highway 43 and Martell Road, just south of Bennet. LSO said a combine, in an already-harvested field, caught fire. Strong winds spread the flames to the field itself and then to a nearby tree line. Deputies said that the tree line played a role in keeping the fire from spreading further. Volunteers firefighters from Bennet, Firth, and Hickman all responded to the scene. LSO said there was a $300,000 loss for the combine involved. Roughly 30 minutes later, just before 3:30 p.m., volunteers from Waverly Fire & Rescue were called to a combine fire near 176th and Waverly Road.


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