Fire field north just north of the Cass/Audubon County line

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October 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

For the second day in a row, firefighters, and farmers with disc implements battled a field fire in the area. The Atlantic Fire Department was called to the scene of a corn field fire just after 11-a.m., at 3484 Falcon Avenue in Audubon County. Also assisting at the scene were the Exira and Brayton Fire Departments. The fire was declared extinguished at around 11:50-a.m.

Monday afternoon, fire crews from Atlantic and Marne were called to a field fire located about one mile north of Highland Road and six miles west of Atlantic.  Atlantic Fire Chief Mark McNees  said it appears the blaze started with an overheated bearing in an auger, while the machine was unloading grain into a bin. Crews were on the scene for about four-hours, and again later that evening, when some areas rekindled due to strong winds. About 15-to 20 acres of already harvested corn was burned.