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Aug 29


Posted on August 29, 2022 at 7:58 AM by Michelle Delaney

Occurred: 8/26/2022 8:111PM

Location: Field on 463rd Ave near 196th St

On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office and Estelline Fire Department were dispatched to the above location for a baler fire. It was found a John Deere tractor and John Deere baler were being used to collect hay when the baler caught fire. The operator of the tractor attempted to extinguish the fire by driving into a slough but was unsuccessful. The Estelline Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire. The tractor and baler received an estimated $220,000 damage. This incident remains under investigation by the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006