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Payloader Destroyed In Fire Near Hawarden

Hawarden, Iowa — A payloader was destroyed in a fire on Thursday, February 18, 2021, near Hawarden.

According to Hawarden Fire Chief Duane Schiefen, about 12:30 p.m., the Hawarden Fire Department was called to the report of a payloader and field fire near 48327 298th Street, about five miles northwest of Hawarden.

The chief says the fire department saw the payloader fully engulfed as they approached the scene. He says the payloader had been in use moving round bales when the fire happened. According to Schiefen, they used water and foam to fight the fire.

Schiefen says no injuries were reported.

He says the cause of the fire is undetermined.

Chief Schiefen reports that the payloader was totaled and some of the stubble in the field also burned.

He says the firefighters who responded were on the scene for about an hour.

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