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Athens man loses tractor in fire


A fire in Athens has left a man without a tractor.

Crews from Athens and Marathon County responded to 1752 W Townline Rd at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Fire officials say the man was doing chores on his farm when the fire started suddenly.

"He was heading from one field heading to the back of the farm, said he heard a popping noise and saw a flame," said Athens Fire Asst. Chief Mike Gauerke. "Must've started a fuel or oil fire and it was just up in smoke."

The driver of the tractor was not injured.

Officials say the vehicle is likely a total loss.

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