Fire Burns Hay Field

September 6, 2007
Dwayne Page

A fire Wednesday burned a hay field belonging to Grady Ray on Wright Bend Road in the Belk Community.

County Fire Chief Donny Green says firefighters received a call around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday that a hay field was on fire and that the blaze was getting dangerously close to structures in the area.

Members of the Keltonburg and Belk Stations of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department responded along with the brush truck and the Tennessee Division of Forestry.

The hay had been cut and mowed but had not yet been raked.

The fire burned the entire twelve acre hay field as well as an acre of an adjoining pasture.

The blaze got close to a barn and house but fire fighters were able to put it out before causing any damage to them.

Green says the fire may have started from the heat or a spark created by the using of the mowing equipment.

No one was injured.

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