Fire destroys over 100 aces in Smiths Grove

Multiple fire departments and residents battled a fire that destroyed over 100 acres of farmland in Smiths Grove.

On Monday afternoon, fire personnel responded to Elkins Farms after the gearbox in straw bale equipment malfunctioned, sparking a fire that consumed 120 acres, according to multiple media reports.

Fire departments from Smiths Grove, Richardsville and Gott responded and were assisted by local farmers who played a key role in extinguishing the huge blaze, according to a report by

No injuries were reported.

(Photo: Fire consumes over 100 acres in Smiths Grove, courtesy of

By Ken Howlett, News Director

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