Took a look and dont think it was fuel tank related.. The cab is beyond destroyed, and the right side paneling is melted away til about halfway back, all the chains and the metal paneling underneath are obvious all burnt up...The very backed where chaff comes out looked fine, but looked blacked and maybe scorched that might just be from smoke/heat...Terrible accident, luckily managed to get it to the rd and operator is ok.
Well, it's really hard to know without a physical inspection, but I'm afraid by the extensive damage to the cab and computer area, the poor machine may be considered a total loss--at least by insurance firm standards. Post any follow ups if you hear or learn different.
Gibbons, I TOTALLY agree with you about the fires. The mere threat is scary enough. Some fires can engulf and consume a machine in less than 2 minutes! Yes, it is NOT a pretty sight to witness a combine's charred remains. Please be very careful, everyone and keep combining safe and sane.