Firefighters battle hay bale fire, high winds south of Norfolk
NORFOLK, Neb. -- Multiple authorities responded a hay bale fire south of Norfolk near the Stanton County line on Sunday.
Norfolk Fire and Rescue was called to the scene at 55750 835th Road shortly after 3:00 p.m.
According to the Norfolk Fire Captain Scott Bonsall, first arriving units saw multiple large piles of hay bales and a shed on fire.
A building that was used for storing and mixing feed was also on fire, Bonsall said.
According to Bonsall, multiple fires spread quickly due to high winds in the area.
Units from Madison, Battle Creek, Hoskins, Stanton, Pierce and Woodland Park also fought the blaze. Stanton County Emergency Management, the Stanton County Sheriff's Office and Elkhorn Public Power also assisted.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The property is occupied and owned by D&R Heritage Farms. There has been no estimate of the losses and damages determined.
The bales continued to burn throughout the night, with fire crews still on the scene to keep them confined.
No firefighters or civilians were injured during the incident.