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Posted on: July 13, 2015

[ARCHIVED] WFR Responds to Baler Fires

WFR responded to 2 separate baler fires on Monday July 13th. WFR responded to the area of 466th Ave and 170th St, NE of Kranzburg at 1649. Upon arrival personnel found a New Holland round baler engulfed. The operator had just emptied the baler and noticed smoke from the baler. The operator disconnected the tractor from the baler and moved to a safe area. WFR personnel assisted by the Goodwin Fire Department used brush rigs and an engine to extinguish the baler. The baler was a total loss.
WFR personnel responded to a second baler fire at 611 21st St SW at 1944. Upon arrival personnel found a New Holland round baler fully engulfed. The operator had also noticed smoke coming from the baler, emptied the baler, moved it to a safe area and disconnected the tractor. WFR used a brush rig and an engine to extinguish the baler and a small area around the baler. The cause of both fires is under investigation but potential cause is from a hot bearing. The baler was a total loss.

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