Lawn tractor goes up in flames in Shelton yard, brings firefighter response

Shelton firefighters responded to a lawn tractor fire in a yard this afternoon on Buck Hill Road at Buddington Road. (Photos by Brad Durrell)

Multiple personnel and two fire trucks went to the scene, and put out the fire, which had briefly spread to the grass and leaves on the ground. The incident occurred at about 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11.

The homeowner, a 31-year-old male who was driving the sit-down tractor to collect leaves with an attached leaf vac, was not hurt.

The tractor appears to have been destroyed, but the leaf vac could be seen disconnected and did not have any damage.

Collecting leaves on his day off

The man told fire officials he had been picking up leaves in his yard on a day off from work, when apparently some of the leaves caught on fire. He said the fire caused a lot of smoke.

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It appears he tried to use a fire extinguisher and lawn hose to put out the fire but was unsuccessful. Once on the scene, firefighters used hoses, shovels and related equipment to successfully snuff out the blaze.

Traffic was able to pass by the scene on Buddington Road, with a fire official directing drivers.