Field fire risk continues

Field fire risk continues

A local fire chief who farms in southwestern Iowa says conditions are still favorable for field fires.

Fremont County’s Duane Aistrope tells Brownfield farmers need to continue fire prevention practices as they finish harvesting their crops.

“We blow off our combine, especially when it’s really dry,” he said. “We will blow it off at least once per day, look for any bearings that are getting hot, or if it has a higher temperature than normal.”

He says they should also be cautious when doing other farm work.