A fire sparked by farm equipment in Hemet Monday consumed part of the vehicle and spread to a large mulch pile, where it was stopped.
The non-injury blaze was reported about 11:25 a.m. in a field near Mustang Way and Warren Road, on the west end of the city, according to the Hemet Fire Department.
Multiple engine crews were sent to the location and encountered agricultural machinery — it was unclear whether it was a tractor, haybine or mower — in flames.
The blaze made a run into nearby vegetation, moving north into a mulch pile, according to reports from the scene. But crews quickly encircled the fire, isolating it to the mulch by noon. Firefighters were expected to remain at the scene, mopping up, until 2 p.m.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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