Sheriff Roger Soldan told The Salina Post that yesterday afternoon at 3:49, Rural Fire District #5 responded to a wheat field fire at the 1100 block of S. Amos Rd.
Ritchie Tarn was cutting wheat when a mechanical problem with the combine caused sparks to fly. According to Soldan, 40-acres of uncut wheat, 20-acres of stubble and a small area of a neighbor’s soybean field was burned.
No one was hurt in the fire. The crop loss is still being calculated.