Cape Girardeau Co. fire crews battle huge hay fire | News
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS)- Fire crews battle an overnight hay bale blaze near New Wells.
Firefighter John Rhodes says 184 round bales caught fire just before 1:45 a.m. Saturday at a cattle farm on County Road 525 about a half a mile off Highway CC.
Fire crews couldn't do much to put out the blaze; they had to just wait for the flames to die out on their own. Rhodes said their main objective was to make sure the fire didn't spread to a nearby wooded area.
Rhodes says a fire like this is devastating because there is a shortage of hay due to the drought.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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