20 acres of wheat, grain harvester burned in Crisp Co. fire

Photo of the burned wheat field in Crisp County
Photo of the burned wheat field in Crisp County(Source: Sumter County Fire Rescue)
Published: Jun. 2, 2023 at 10:59 PM EDT
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CORDELE, Ga. (WALB) - At least 20 acres of wheat crop and a grain harvester were burned after a fire on Friday.

Crisp County Fire Rescue and the Georgia Forestry Commission responded Friday afternoon to find a grain combine and 20 acres of wheat actively burning, per Crisp County Fire Rescue.

Photo of the burned grain combine.
Photo of the burned grain combine.(Source: Sumter County Fire Rescue)

The fire teams first moved to make a fire line, or buffer, to make sure residential areas weren’t affected by the flames.

No injuries have been reported.

Currently, a cause for the fire has not been released.