Combine fire quickly spreads to field in Okanogan County

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Photo by Okanogan County Fire District 6

Late-season fires continue to plague Okanogan County Firefighters.

Work is wrapping up now on the latest, a field fire off Highway 20 in the Big Valley area.

The Okanogan County Fire District 6 firefighting effort tied up traffic for about an hour this afternoon.

District officials said a combine caught fire while cutting and quickly spread to the field.

The fire was stopped before the fence line.

The district received assistance from the Department of Natural Resources and the Forest Service.

The field’s owner also was able to help with a disc line.