Highway 138 West Fire

Smoke visible from a hay fire on Highway 138 West.

A fire burned about 11 acres of hay at a hay field 5 miles southeast of Elkton near milepost 6 on Highway 138 West on Monday evening.

The fire, first reported around 6 p.m., was around 3 acres when crews first arrived. Spurred by evening winds, the fire grew from 3 acres to 11. Crews from the Douglas Forest Protective Association, Kellogg Rural Fire Department and Elkton Rural Fire Department extinguished the fire within two hours.

A hay baler was damaged in the fire. A preliminary investigation showed the cause of the fire related to hay equipment.

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