Renville Co. Sd

(Morton MN-) Fire destroyed a combine on a Renville County farm Wednesday. The sheriff's Department says just before 6 a.m. Wednesday they received a report of a combine harvester fire, on

the roadway, near an intersection about 4 miles northwest of Morton. The John Deere combine harvester had

been driven by 54 year old Bradley Jansen of rural Bird Island. Jansen had

been travelling south on 330th Street when he smelled something burning and stopped to investigate. He discovered the combine was

on fire and tried to put it out but was unsuccessful. He

went to a nearby residence for help. The Morton Fire Department responded to the

scene and extinguished the flames. No-one was hurt and the cause is under investigation by the Renville County Sheriff’s Office.