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Tractor engine catches fire after jump-start attempt

Jun 25, 2013 By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer

Jerry Bornhoft said he was trying to jump-start his tractor Monday morning when the machine started smoking in the 200 block of South Hill Street in ...


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Local firefighters worked to put out a tractor fire in the 200 block of South Hill Street on Monday in Riverton. Jerry Bornhoft, the tractor's owner, said the engine arced when he tried to jump-start the vehicle, causing the fire. Photo by Jamie Drendel

Local firefighters worked to put out a tractor fire in the 200 block of South Hill Street on Monday in Riverton. Jerry Bornhoft, the tractor's owner, said the engine arced when he tried to jump-start the vehicle, causing the fire. Photo by Jamie Drendel


Local firefighters worked to put out a tractor fire in the 200 block of South Hill Street on Monday in Riverton. Jerry Bornhoft, the tractor's owner, said the engine arced when he tried to jump-start the vehicle, causing the fire. Photo by Jamie Drendel

Local firefighters worked to put out a tractor fire in the 200 block of South Hill Street on Monday in Riverton. Jerry Bornhoft, the tractor's owner, said the engine arced when he tried to jump-start the vehicle, causing the fire. Photo by Jamie Drendel

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