40 Acres Burns As Hay Baler Sparks Grass Fire

A hay baler sparked a grass fire that burned about 40 acres north of Freyburg Tuesday morning, Dec. 4.

Schulenburg Volunteer Fire Department received the call around 11:30 a.m. Workers who were baling hay on the property said the fire began after a bearing went out in a hay baler. They disconnected the baler and saved it from major damage with a fire extinguisher. However, the fire had already spread to the surrounding dry grass. A brisk northeast wind easily carried flames across the wide, rolling pasture.

 

 

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