Witnesses said they heard a loud noise Saturday afternoon on Bobtail Road and looked to see a tractor completely engulfed in flames. Thankfully there were no injuries. Photo courtesy of Samantha Kelln

Farm tractor up in flames north of Ponoka

Story updated to include Ponoka RCMP files for last week

A farm tractor went up in flames Oct. 14.

Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department were called to the scene of a tractor fire Saturday afternoon on Bobtail Road north of Ponoka.

There were no injuries out of the incident.

Theft of truck

On Oct. 5 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of a theft of truck from a rural residence located on Range Road 280.

A 2003 blue Dodge truck bearing Alberta marker 56J 390 was stolen sometime between Oct. 4th and 5th. File is currently under investigation.

Vehicle fire

On Oct. 6 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a vehicle fire located in a field on Range Road 253.

A 2016 Ford F350 was totally engulfed in flames. There were no witnesses. File is currently under investigation.

Break and enter

On Oct. 10 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a break and enter at the Ponoka Waste Transfer Site.

A compressor as well as other items were taken from the shop area. File currently under investigation.

Abandoned vehicle was stolen

On Oct. 11 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of an abandoned vehicle on Highway 604.

Upon investigation the vehicle was found to be stolen out of the Blackfalds area.

No passing school buses when lights and signs on

The Ponoka RCMP reminds the public to watch for children entering and exiting the school buses.

When the bus is stopped and the Stop Signs are displayed, the traffic must stop from both directions until the stop signs are pulled in and the flashing lights are off.

If you have information, please call the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Witnesses said they heard a loud noise Saturday afternoon on Bobtail Road and looked to see a tractor completely engulfed in flames. Thankfully there were no injuries. Here members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department clear the last of the flames from the tractor fire. Photo courtesy of Samantha Kelln

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