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Tractor fire scorches shed on Salem farm

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SALEM TOWNSHIP--Fire destroyed a tractor and damaged a shed on a farm in Salem Township a week ago Monday.

The Ellsworth Fire Department was called shortly after 6 p.m. to the Ralph Matzek farm, W3171 390th Ave., Maiden Rock, to fight the blaze. A plug-in heater for the 1980 Allis Chalmers diesel tractor may have been the cause, according to a preliminary investigation at the scene.

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