Bird’s nest likely triggers tractor fireApril 12, 2019
From Local Sources
FERDINAND — The Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department responded to a tractor fire west of town Thursday evening.
Units were called to the 8900 block of County Road 75E, in the Duckville area, at 7:16 p.m., according to Fire Chief John Hoppenjans.
Firefighters were able to contain the fire to under the hood of a John Deere 8400 series tractor owned by Joseph Werner.
Hoppenjans said the fire likely started when a bird’s nest constructed inside the engine cowling came in contact with hot exhaust components.
Damage to the tractor was estimated at $15,000 but Hoppenjans said the machine could be repaired with a new wiring harness and some other replacement components.
Four trucks and 14 firefighters were on the scene 35 minutes.
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