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.

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%.