Firefighters battle Stanton County hay blaze
STANTON, Neb. -- Multiple northeast Nebraska fire departments were on the scene of a Tuesday afternoon fire southeast of Norfolk.
According to Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger, the fire call came in at approximately 12:35 p.m.
The fire was located near 559th Road and 840th Road in Stanton County.
Norfolk Fire got assistance at the scene from multiple area fire departments, sheriff's officials and co-op and feedlot workers who helped spread out the burning hay with payloaders and provide food and water to first responders at the scene.
No one was injured. Authorities say it took about two hours to get the burning bales under control.
Firefighters from several neighboring towns remained on scene through at least 1:30 p.m.
Fire investigators say the blaze began while grinding hay for cattle feed.