A controlled burn did not go as planned Monday evening in Haysville, and as a result, burned 15 to 20 acres of crops and woods in northern Dubois County.
According to Haysville Volunteer Fire Department Chief John Furhman, a field fire along the banks of the White River near 3563 West Portersville Road East was caused when embers from a controlled burn brush fire went into a neighboring property owned by Seng Brothers Farms. The neighbor attempted to put the fire out with a tractor but ultimately failed as the tractor itself caught fire.
The Haysville Volunteer Fire Department, with assistance from the Ireland Volunteer Fire Department, was able to snuff out the field fire after about a three-hour battle.
Haysville responded with 3 trucks, a UTV, and 11 firefighters while Ireland assisted with 3 trucks of their own, a UTV, and 15 firefighters.
No injuries were reported in this blaze.