Hay fire continues to burn near Placedo

Fire crews are putting out a large grass fire near Placedo off of Highway 87 south.

A farmer was baling hay Thursday afternoon when the the hay caught fire that’s according to fire officials on the scene. The official cause of the fire is unknown, but a mechanical issue involving the farmer’s tractor could be to blame.

The fire burned several acres.

The main portion of fire is out, but the hay bales are still on burning and could take days to burn out.

Firefighters will back burn the hay to put the fire out.

Newscenter 25’s Jonah Gilmore is on the scene of the fire. We will update you as more info information is released.

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