Crew responds to tractor fire


Black smoke billowed and flames licked from a fully engulfed lawn tractor Friday afternoon at the home of Darrell Tissott on West Pleasant Street in Hillsboro, but damage was limited to the mower and a pile of leaves. Tissott told The Times-Gazette that he was removing leaves from his yard with the mower, and as he backed the machine up near a ravine where he was dumping his yard waste, a fire started beneath the tractor. Firefighters were able to douse the blaze before it caught the surrounding dry brush on fire and the only casualty was the tractor.

Black smoke billowed and flames licked from a fully engulfed lawn tractor Friday afternoon at the home of Darrell Tissott on West Pleasant Street in Hillsboro, but damage was limited to the mower and a pile of leaves. Tissott told The Times-Gazette that he was removing leaves from his yard with the mower, and as he backed the machine up near a ravine where he was dumping his yard waste, a fire started beneath the tractor. Firefighters were able to douse the blaze before it caught the surrounding dry brush on fire and the only casualty was the tractor.


David Wright | The Times-Gazette

Black smoke billowed and flames licked from a fully engulfed lawn tractor Friday afternoon at the home of Darrell Tissott on West Pleasant Street in Hillsboro, but damage was limited to the mower and a pile of leaves. Tissott told The Times-Gazette that he was removing leaves from his yard with the mower, and as he backed the machine up near a ravine where he was dumping his yard waste, a fire started beneath the tractor. Firefighters were able to douse the blaze before it caught the surrounding dry brush on fire and the only casualty was the tractor.

Black smoke billowed and flames licked from a fully engulfed lawn tractor Friday afternoon at the home of Darrell Tissott on West Pleasant Street in Hillsboro, but damage was limited to the mower and a pile of leaves. Tissott told The Times-Gazette that he was removing leaves from his yard with the mower, and as he backed the machine up near a ravine where he was dumping his yard waste, a fire started beneath the tractor. Firefighters were able to douse the blaze before it caught the surrounding dry brush on fire and the only casualty was the tractor.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2018/12/web1_f-tractor-fire-december.jpgBlack smoke billowed and flames licked from a fully engulfed lawn tractor Friday afternoon at the home of Darrell Tissott on West Pleasant Street in Hillsboro, but damage was limited to the mower and a pile of leaves. Tissott told The Times-Gazette that he was removing leaves from his yard with the mower, and as he backed the machine up near a ravine where he was dumping his yard waste, a fire started beneath the tractor. Firefighters were able to douse the blaze before it caught the surrounding dry brush on fire and the only casualty was the tractor. David Wright | The Times-Gazette