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Posted on October 18, 2021 at 9:03 AM by Michelle Delaney

Reported: 10/15/2021 at 4:01PM
Location: 461st Ave/213th St
Baler: Vermeer 605 Super M

On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office along with the Volga and Sinai Fire Departments were dispatched to the above location after a baler had caught fire. Crews found the baler was being used to collect corn stalks when it caught fire. The operator was able to detach the baler before fire spread to the tractor. The cause of the fire is unknown. In addition to the baler, four bales of cornstalks had also caught fire. The loss of the incident is estimated at $35,200.

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