Skid steer fire extinguished near Hewitt

Hewitt and Wadena Fire Departments were involved in putting out the blaze.

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Wadena Fire Department (2021)

A skid steer was lost to a fire along with part of a hayfield and bales Saturday, Aug. 14, near Hewitt.

The fire was reported at about 5 p.m. near the area of County Hwy 75 & 260th St., in Compton Township, in Otter Tail County. Wadena Fire Department responded for automatic mutual aid with Hewitt Fire Department for a skid steer on fire in a hay field, that started a small portion of the field on fire along with a hay pile. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, but a skid steer was a total loss. It's believed the skid steer started the fire, according to a Wadena Fire Department news release.

The Wadena Fire Department responded with five units with a total of 10 firefighters. Firefighters were on scene for less than an hour. Also assisting Hewitt Fire Department was the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office.

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