The call came in about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 that Alan Schmidt’s combine was on fire south of Sisseton. SWO Police Chief and Sisseton volunteer fireman, Gary Gaikowski, was driving his patrol car on BIA 700 and raced to the fire arriving within two minutes of the call. He used his fire extinguisher to help put out the fire. The Sisseton fire department arrived a couple minutes later to put the fire completely out. Due to dry conditions, people should use caution when using farm equipment, driving off road or having an open fire. ~ Courtesy Photo