The potential of a combine fire is always a concern during harvest.
Rob Gobeil, with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association, talked about some common causes.
"It can be attributed to often a collection of chaff or debris in moving parts. Also, a lack of maintenance on the equipment is a common cause or an electrical issue."
Gobeil says combines should be equipped with a fire extinguisher, but had this warning.
"The thing with fire extinguishers, is often people think they're enough to put out a huge fire and they're not. They're basically just something to put out a small fire and get away and ensure a safe escape from the situation."
He adds it's always a good idea to inspect the combine before heading out to the field.