A tractor being used for brush hogging was destroyed by fire late Monday afternoon.
Iuka Fire Chief Kenny Eagan says Brian Michaels of Michaels Farms in St. Jacobs had been moving some items earlier removed with the brush hog when smoke began pouring from the engine. The incident occurred on the Iuka Road at the Liberty Tree Road. Michaels was able to pull the tractor off the road into a cut bean field.
The tractor was destroyed when firemen arrived on the scene. They put out the tractor fire along with a small fire that had started in the bean stubble.
Michaels got off the tractor without injury.
The fire call came in at 3:20 Monday afternoon.