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Ag News Recap: Bale Fire Breaks Out in Kearney, NE – Friday Five

Ag News Recap: Bale Fire Breaks Out in Kearney, NE – Friday Five
Friday Five - March 8, 2019

A semi driver hauling corn stalk bales through Kearney, Nebraska, noticed smoke coming from the trailer. NTV reported 30 firefighters responded to the call. Damage was estimated at $3,000.

Find those details and more in the latest edition of Friday Five.


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