Risk of Fires during the 2017 harvest season
It’s very dry in some areas of Alberta this 2017 harvest season, and though that offers great conditions for harvesting, it also brings a greater risk of fires. As dry conditions persist, the potential for harvest equipment and field fires will continue to be a problem. All it takes is a single high temperature source in the engine area, or an overheated bearing to ignite dry plant material. Fires can cause extensive property damage including machinery, crops, and time. Injuries to farm workers and firefighters are also an unfortunate outcome in some instances.
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