Tractor catches fire while mowing behind Richland shopping center

Tractor catches fire while mowing behind Richland shopping center
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A tractor caught fire Friday morning while mowing grass behind the shopping center on Highway 49 at Scarborough Street.

A boom mower (a grass-cutting extension for ditches, slopes, etc.) came into contact with some utility lines as it was mowing a ditch behind the shopping center on Highway 49 at Scarborough Street, across from Richland High School.

The tractor caught fire and a utility pole landed on the tractor.

The driver of the tractor was not hurt.

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