Black smoke filled the sky this afternoon about 3:00 pm when a combine exploded out in the middle of a field south of Cold Spring. No word on if anyone was hurt during the accident. Local fire departments had the fire out in about 45 minutes.
Fire was originally incorrectly called in as being north of Cold Spring... listen to this police band recording made at exactly 3:15 pm today.
Thanks to the new DigElog ROCORI 2.0 network, the facts to this story were further clarified by a family member of the farm where the accident took place. Here is the exchange that took place on DigEogROCORI FACEBOOK Edition
The combine-chopper caught on fire this afternoon somewhere around 3:00 pm. No one was hurt, but the piece of machinery is destroyed along with some nearby freshly cut hay. Special thanks to Liz Krueger who witnessed the fire and whose dad and uncle were both at the scene when the fire took place. Thank you Liz for filling in the blanks to this story and for making citizen journalism in the "Land Of ROCORI" alive and well.