Saline Firefighters Battle Blaze in Austin Road Wheat Field

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 07/15/2016 - 16:27

Saline firefighters battled a field fire on Austin Road Friday afternoon. Firefighters were dispatched to the 4200 block of Austin Road, just west of town, for a large field fire at 12:01 p.m.

Fire Chief Craig Hoeft said a mechanical issue on a baler caused a fire that burned up about five acres of wheat stubble and a dozen round straw bales.

Firefighters were on the scene in minutes and put out the blaze in about an hour.


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