Fire consumes harvester

Jordan Holmes of Winchester snapped these photos of the fire.

CHESTERVILLE — Firefighters rushed to a black geyser of smoke rising from a field off Limerick Rd. around 2:30 p.m., where Willyan DeJong’s harvester was burning up in the hot sun.

The machinery fire had largely subsided after about 20 minutes (see video below). This article was updated to identify the owner of the harvester.

 

A screen capture from Holmes’s cell phone indicating the fire’s position.

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