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Farm machinery is giving many local farmers and fire departments a headache. The ever looming drought is drying up land, water, and crop.

But the spread of wildfires across the southeast is becoming a growing problem especially fires started by combines and other large equipment.

With this problem getting worse by the week it's time to learn why this problem may be happening, how to prevent it, and how to control it.

Many farmers are on a strict deadline to finish harvesting wheat by June 1St to begin planting other crops like cotton.

If they don't meet this deadline it's a good chance that the crop will not be covered under insurance so farmers have begun to run their machines a lot more…Thus less maintenance being done…