Planned brush burn sets vehicle on fire
(ABC 6 News) – Olmsted County deputies responded to a vehicle fire around 5:40 p.m. in the 4800 block of E River Road Monday.
According to Capt. Tim Parkin, Rochester Fire was already on scene putting out a John Deere front-loader, which caught on fire while moving brush and coals during a controlled burn.
The Hathaway Tree Service operator noticed the vehicle’s brakes caught and was able to get off the vehicle quickly, Parkin said. There were no injuries.
The vehicle was a total loss, and will cost the company around $200,000 to replace, he added.