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Tractor Receives Major Damage In Fire Near Rock Valley Thursday

Rock Valley, Iowa — A tractor was damaged in a fire on Thursday, June 17, 2021, near Rock Valley.

According to Rock Valley Fire Chief Brent Eshuis, about 3:40 p.m., the Rock Valley Fire Department was called to the report of a tractor fire near 290th Street and Dogwood Avenue, a mile north and three miles west of Rock Valley.

The chief says the fire department saw flames in the engine compartment, extending into the cab as they approached the scene. He says they used water and foam to fight the fire.

Eshuis says no injuries were reported. He says the fire occurred on a gravel road, so there wasn’t much of anything to burn except for the tractor.

He says the cause of the fire is undetermined.

Chief Eshuis reports that there was major damage to the tractor.

He says the firefighters who responded were on the scene for about 20 minutes.

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