Local farmer uses tractor to assist fire department in stopping spread of fire towards buildings

The quick thinking of a farmer in the northwest part of Fond du Lac County may have saved some buildings from a fire Monday, April 22, 2024.

Just before noon, the Rosendale Fire Department was dispatched to a skid loader on fire near the intersection of Highway 44 and Fletcher Road. As the fire department was responding, the fire had spread to tall grass, and wind was blowing it towards some buildings in the area. A farmer jumped on his tractor and tilled a line in between the fire and the buildings, stopping the spread of the fire.

The fire department was then able to extinguish the fire.