A rented brush cutter burst into flames in the 100 block of Flatland Road Thursday.
Deputy Fire Chief Phil Russum was on the scene with Engine 6 and said the fire started a little after 12:35PM — and was extinguished about 15 minutes later.
According to operator of the brush cutter, a small fire began on the top of the motor and started to spread. Unable to put the fire out, the operator rolled the cutter into a roadside ditch and called 911.
The brush cutter was engulfed in flames when Engine 6 arrived but was quickly extinguished by a team of about five firefighters.
There were no injuries reported, but the brush cutter appeared to be totalled.