LITCHFIELD -- A snowmobile burned and was a total loss Sunday afternoon north of Litchfield, but the teen driving the sled was not injured.
According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, county dispatch received a call around 2:15 p.m. Sunday that a snowmobile was on fire on the snowmobile trail along State Highway 24 north of Litchfield.
The 1996 Arctic Cat ZRT 600 was being driven by a 14-year-old, who had a valid safety certificate, from rural Watkins.
The cause of the fire was believed to be a leaking gas line.
The Litchfield Fire Department assisted at the scene.