VENICE – Venice fire crews responded Monday to a front end loader on fire.


The incident happened shortly before 1 p.m. at Jacaranda Boulevard and Border Road.


Firefighters say the construction front end loader was fully engulfed in flames in an open field when they arrived. Authorities say the operator was eating lunch on the machine when he noticed it was on fire.


Crews put out the flames, but the front end loader was considered a total loss with $35,000 in damages. There were no injuries.