West Haven hay piles, barn catch fire

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 1:10 PM

Andreas Rivera

WEST HAVEN — A farmer’s hay pile caught on fire Friday afternoon.

Weber District firefighters responded to a grass fire at a West Haven farm and found several stacks of hay and a barn in flames, sending large plumes of smoke into the air.

Firefighters secured the area, making sure another nearby barn house was safe.

With the farm owner’s permission they allowed the hay pile to burn out, knowing that the hay was already ruined and it would use up thousands of gallons of the area’s water.

Damage was estimated to be from $12,000 to $15,000.

Firefighters determined that the blaze started from a neighboring farm which was burning grain stubble. The burn was controlled and authorized.

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