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Hay Baler Cause of Fire


All of us have to be extra careful these days, even when baling hay. The Hutson property suffered some damage last week after a hay baler caused a grass fire that burned about seven acres. 
PHOTO BY MICHAEL MILBURN. All of us have to be extra careful these days, even when baling hay. The Hutson property suffered some damage last week after a hay baler caused a grass fire that burned about seven acres. PHOTO BY MICHAEL MILBURN. Last Thursday, July 14, a fire broke out at the Hutson property on CR 309 near Fedor. They were baling hay when a bearing went out on the round baler, apparently causing a fire to ignite.

Hutson called 911 for help, and in the meantime backed the baler into a nearby tank in order to extinguish the fire.

Lexington Volunteer Fire Department responded with two trucks manned by Derrik Shumpert, Michael Milburn, B. J. Brister, and Mickey Milburn. Volunteers Darrell Shed and Johnny Kubicak were at the station on standby to bring either the tanker or another brush truck if needed.

The Blue VFD responded with three trucks manned by David Sherrill, Jason Sherrill, David Krenek, Gary Turner, Angela Turner, and Nolan Hutson.

Firefighters fought the blaze for about an hour and the fire burned approximately seven acres.

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