Sheldon Fire Company Called Out To Field Fire

Sheldon, Iowa — About five acres of corn stalks were burned in a fire on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at Sheldon.

According to Sheldon Fire Chief Brad Hindt, at about 1:10 p.m., the Sheldon Fire Company was called to the report of a field fire near Country Club Road and 16th Street, at the southeast corner of the city, near the new water tower.

The chief says the fire department saw about five acres of cornstalks on fire as they approached the scene. He says when they got there, there were some tractors with disks knocking down the fire and disking firebreaks. He says the firefighters put out a couple of wooden fenceposts and just stood by as a precaution while the farmers were disking.

Hindt says no injuries were reported.

He says a burning tree pile got out of control and started the fire.

Chief Hindt reports that the damage was limited to the cornstalks.

He says the firefighters who responded were on the scene for about 45 minutes.


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