Mechanical fire quickly spreads in Franklin

A mechanical fire in a tractor quickly spread to a feed wagon and near by structure in Franklin Monday at approximately 4:20 p.m. According to Franklin County Fire District Fire Marshall Scott Martin the tractor and feed wagon at 4087 South Parkinson Road were totally involved and the fire quickly spread to the vacant structure.The fire was contained to that building and tractor and fire fighters were able to keep the blaze from spreading to other structures. Martin says 12 fire fighters from the Franklin County Fire District, two engines, one chief vehicle, the Franklin County Sheriff Department, and Utah Highway Patrol all assisted on the fire at the Hobbs Dairy.The farm equipment and building are a total loss with damages estimated at $160,000. There were no injuries reported.

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