Old Tractor to Blame for Structure Fire Call Tuesday
Douglas County Fire District 2 and Chelan County Fire District 1 responded to a report of a structure fire in the 13000 block of Highway 2 in the Baker Flats area Tuesday afternoon.
Assistant Chief John Glenn said that when crews arrived, smoke was billowing from an open-air shed.
"They had an old, probably 1950's or '60's tractor that had somehow caught on fire inside this open-air shed." Glenn explained, "The tractor itself was really the only thing that was on fire, luckily."
There were no injuries.
The structure only suffered slight charring. Due to the extent of the damage to the tractor, an exact cause cannot be determined. The vehicle had been running earlier in the day with no mechanical problems.