BRIGHAM CITY -- The Brigham City Fire Department is investigating the cause of a late Thursday night fire that destroyed a 50x50-foot hay barn, along with the approximately $125,000 in hay stored inside.
According to Brigham City Lt. Dennis Vincent, the fire was reported at 9:44 p.m. Thursday.
When an officer arrived on the scene, he found that the barn with the hay was fully engulfed and a power line was down. Firefighters responded to the scene along with personnel from Brigham City Light and Power.
"Like with most hay fires, they are hard to put out," said Vincent. Firefighters remained on scene through the night.
Emergency Services Director Jim Buchanan said the barn structure was constructed with 24 posts and a galvanized roof, so that the bulk of the fire involved the one-ton bales of hay stored within. The hay barn was about 20 feet way from a milk barn at 1000 West 300 North.
The cause of the fire is under investigation but it will be a day or two before that investigation is complete.