Madison and Wentworth firefighters were called to a cornfield about 5 miles northeast of Madison on Saturday afternoon after some corn stubble started to burn.
Madison Fire Chief Randy Minnaert reported that the emergency call, which was sent out at 4:38 p.m., was rescinded just as Madison fire trucks arrived at the scene. Minnaert said the combiners harvesting the field that belonged to Gale Maas of Wentworth had extinguished the flames before the firefighters arrived.
The harvest crew and firefighters had determined that the fire was possibly started by a spark produced by the harvesting equipment.
Madison sent three fire trucks to the scene near the intersection of 459 Ave. and 231st St., and Wentworth firefighters also manned fire trucks.
The harvested portion of the cornfield was the only property damaged by the fire.