Damage estimated at $130,000 in Brookings County combine fire

October 24, 2022
Mike Tanner

BROOKINGS, S.D.–Farm implement fires are not uncommon this time of year as big equipment is out in fields bringing in the crop.

Such a fire occurred Sunday afternoon northwest of Brookings when a combine caught on fire.

It happened just before 2:30 p.m. in a field on 207th Street near 461st Avenue.

Fire departments from Bruce and Volga responded to find the John Deere 957 combine that was being used to harvest corn was in flames.

They got the fire out, but not before damage to the combine was estimated to be $130,000.