Terrell Co. tractor burns

Terrell Co. tractor burns

TERRELL CO., GA (WALB) - It was a tough harvest day for a Terrell County farmer after his tractor goes up in flames.

Flames shot out of the John Deere 7800 tractor, before Terrell County firefighters could put them out.

Clint Law with Morris Farms was mowing cotton about 2:30 this afternoon in this field off New Hope Road, when the tractor suddenly burst into flames.

Law escaped unhurt, but the tractor was engulfed in flames quickly.

"Fire started there under the corner of the cab. Before could do anything it blew and just took off. My neighbor came over here before I did, said he heard the explosion way over there at his house," said Brian Morris.

Firefighters say cotton being mowed built up under the engine, which set it on fire.

The tractor is a total loss.

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