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Field fire destroys wheat crop in Scott County

A field fire burned a farmer's wheat in Scott County (Source: Holly Brantley/KFVS) A field fire burned a farmer's wheat in Scott County (Source: Holly Brantley/KFVS)
Crews fights the field fire off of County Road 420. (Source: Holly Brantley/KFVS) Crews fights the field fire off of County Road 420. (Source: Holly Brantley/KFVS)
(Source: Lacey Morgan/cNews) (Source: Lacey Morgan/cNews)
SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A farmer lost about $100,000 worth of wheat after a field fire in Scott County Tuesday that took help from area farmers to extinguish.

It happened off of County Road 420 near Oran.

At least three fire departments were dispatched to respond.

A farmer lost $100,000 worth of crops in the fire.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter says local farmers also helped fire crews fight the fire.

"I've seen a bunch of people not paying attention to the news and obeying the no burn orders," said Jeremy Perrien, the assistant fire chief with the Scott County Rural Fire Department. "This is a prime example of it. This is the first field fire that we've had to actually bring other farmers together with their discs, their water trucks, just to have the resources to put it out so he didn't continue to lose more uncut wheat."

The fire apparently started because someone was burning trash nearby.

Chief Steven Cummins with the Oran Fire Protection District recommends no burning within the Oran Fire Protection District.

Several communities in the Heartland have issued burn bans because of the dry conditions.

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