Excavator catches fire in field Saturday near Bloomington, Indiana

Courtesy photo – Monroe Fire Protection District

Staff report

MAY 5, 2024 – Bloomington, Indiana

Saturday afternoon, Monroe Fire Protection District firefighters from Engine 25, Engine 24, and Battalion 22 responded to contain a fire erupting from heavy machinery equipment near the intersection of Mel Currie Rd and Showers Rd.

Upon arrival at the scene, Engine 25 discovered an excavator engulfed in flames from its engine compartment. The crew of Engine 25 extinguished the blaze within a matter of minutes containing the blaze.

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