Early morning fire destroys combine


Sedalia Volunteer Firefighters Leonard Wagler, left, and Bryan Stevenson work to put out any hot spots on a combine owned by Tracy Monsess that caught fire Monday morning. The combine was operated by Dale Monsees who noticed smoke coming from the John Deere 9670 STS combine. According to a statement from Capt. Mike Harding, Dale Monsees was proactive by spinning the combine around in the field and heading the equipment away from the wind and the full field of soybeans. Dale Monsees had just started to combine the area before the combine caught fire. Harding did not have an official report completed, but suspected the fire may have been caused by a belt or bearing in the equipment.


The remains of a John Deere 9670 STS combine are pictured after a fire destroyed the equipment Monday morning. Pettis County Volunteer Fire Capt. Mike Harding said nine men from the volunteer department were on the scene as well as three Sedalia Fire Department firefighters who provided mutual aid. An estimated 1,000 gallons of water were needed to put the fire out. No one was injured in the accident, which was located on property owned by George Cooper near South New York Ave. and 28th Street.


A portion of a soybean field owned by George Cooper was charred in a fire Monday morning. A 20-foot by 20-foot uncut portion of the field was damaged when a John Deere 9670 STS Combine, owned by Tracy Monsees, caught fire. No one was injured in the accident.


Sedalia Volunteer Firefighters Leonard Wagler, left, and Bryan Stevenson work to put out any hot spots on a combine owned by Tracy Monsess that caught fire Monday morning. The combine was operated by Dale Monsees who noticed smoke coming from the John Deere 9670 STS combine. According to a statement from Capt. Mike Harding, Dale Monsees was proactive by spinning the combine around in the field and heading the equipment away from the wind and the full field of soybeans. Dale Monsees had just started to combine the area before the combine caught fire. Harding did not have an official report completed, but suspected the fire may have been caused by a belt or bearing in the equipment.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_tsd102015combine-fire1.jpgSedalia Volunteer Firefighters Leonard Wagler, left, and Bryan Stevenson work to put out any hot spots on a combine owned by Tracy Monsess that caught fire Monday morning. The combine was operated by Dale Monsees who noticed smoke coming from the John Deere 9670 STS combine. According to a statement from Capt. Mike Harding, Dale Monsees was proactive by spinning the combine around in the field and heading the equipment away from the wind and the full field of soybeans. Dale Monsees had just started to combine the area before the combine caught fire. Harding did not have an official report completed, but suspected the fire may have been caused by a belt or bearing in the equipment.

The remains of a John Deere 9670 STS combine are pictured after a fire destroyed the equipment Monday morning. Pettis County Volunteer Fire Capt. Mike Harding said nine men from the volunteer department were on the scene as well as three Sedalia Fire Department firefighters who provided mutual aid. An estimated 1,000 gallons of water were needed to put the fire out. No one was injured in the accident, which was located on property owned by George Cooper near South New York Ave. and 28th Street.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_tsd102015combinefire2.jpgThe remains of a John Deere 9670 STS combine are pictured after a fire destroyed the equipment Monday morning. Pettis County Volunteer Fire Capt. Mike Harding said nine men from the volunteer department were on the scene as well as three Sedalia Fire Department firefighters who provided mutual aid. An estimated 1,000 gallons of water were needed to put the fire out. No one was injured in the accident, which was located on property owned by George Cooper near South New York Ave. and 28th Street.

A portion of a soybean field owned by George Cooper was charred in a fire Monday morning. A 20-foot by 20-foot uncut portion of the field was damaged when a John Deere 9670 STS Combine, owned by Tracy Monsees, caught fire. No one was injured in the accident.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_tsd102015combinefire3.jpgA portion of a soybean field owned by George Cooper was charred in a fire Monday morning. A 20-foot by 20-foot uncut portion of the field was damaged when a John Deere 9670 STS Combine, owned by Tracy Monsees, caught fire. No one was injured in the accident.

Sedalia Volunteer Firefighters Leonard Wagler, left, and Bryan Stevenson work to put out any hot spots on a combine owned by Tracy Monsess that caught fire Monday morning. The combine was operated by Dale Monsees who noticed smoke coming from the John Deere 9670 STS combine. According to a statement from Capt. Mike Harding, Dale Monsees was proactive by spinning the combine around in the field and heading the equipment away from the wind and the full field of soybeans. Dale Monsees had just started to combine the area before the combine caught fire. Harding did not have an official report completed, but suspected the fire may have been caused by a belt or bearing in the equipment.

The remains of a John Deere 9670 STS combine are pictured after a fire destroyed the equipment Monday morning. Pettis County Volunteer Fire Capt. Mike Harding said nine men from the volunteer department were on the scene as well as three Sedalia Fire Department firefighters who provided mutual aid. An estimated 1,000 gallons of water were needed to put the fire out. No one was injured in the accident, which was located on property owned by George Cooper near South New York Ave. and 28th Street.

A portion of a soybean field owned by George Cooper was charred in a fire Monday morning. A 20-foot by 20-foot uncut portion of the field was damaged when a John Deere 9670 STS Combine, owned by Tracy Monsees, caught fire. No one was injured in the accident.

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