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Caller likely saved combine from fire

JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A neighbor's emergency call Tuesday evening likely gave a harvesting crew enough time to prevent the loss of a combine and a brush fire, according to Chief Ben Maulding of the Jamestown Rural Fire Department.

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JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A neighbor’s emergency call Tuesday evening likely gave a harvesting crew enough time to prevent the loss of a combine and a brush fire, according to Chief Ben Maulding of the Jamestown Rural Fire Department.

With a fiber optics line cut in Fargo disabling the local 911 network, the emergency call from a neighbor near the field was routed to State Radio in Bismarck, where staff called Stutsman County Communications Center at 9:37 p.m., and JRFD was alerted to the fire at 3225 79th Ave. SE northwest of Jamestown.

The harvesting crew had finished for the day and left the machinery in place, Maulding said. The neighbor also called the landowner regarding smoke coming from the combine, he said.

The crew arrived before JRFD and had the combine separated from the tractor, he said. The header on the combine burned but the combine itself along with a nearby tractor, a semi-truck and surrounding acres were not damaged, he said.

JRFD arrived with 12 firefighters in two pickups, a pumper and two tankers, he said. The firefighters were on the scene until 10:13 p.m., he said.

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