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Field, woods burn near Plains

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A ‘Case' grain combine overheated as a field of crops was being harvested, and caught fire.

The fire from the machine ignited the grain, which quickly burned, and the fire spread to nearby woods.

Homes near the area off Highway 308 are being evacuated. A nursing home nearby has not evacuated yet.

Fire officials say that dry windy conditions are making the situation worse.

The combine melted, and is a total loss. Firefighters are working to contain the blaze.

Tayleigh Davis will have more information at 11:00.