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Massive field fire in Boone County destroys from 30-50 acres of corn, soybeans

MECHANICSBURG, Ind. (WISH) — Fire crews battled a massive field fire in northern Boone County on Wednesday, according to authorities.

A fire in the 7200 block of State Road 39 near Mechanicsburg started when a combine caught fire around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Thorntown-Sugar Creek Fire Department Fire Chief Mike Martin said Wednesday night that the fire spread across 30-50 acres of field. Many acres of corn and soybeans were lost in the fire.

As of 8 p.m. the fire was considered under control.

No injuries have been reported.

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According to the National Weather Service, most of central Indiana before sunset Wednesday was under an increased fire weather risk with winds of 45 mph and a relative humidity around 20%.

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