Hay bales go up in flames in Rutherford County - WKRN News 2

Hay bales go up in flames in Rutherford County

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -

Several Murfreesboro Fire Department units along with two Rutherford County Fire and Rescue brush trucks were battling nearly 15 hay bales that were on fire Saturday morning.

The location of the hay bales were located off Dejarnette Lane in Murfreesboro.

Firefighters arrived just before 9 a.m. and found heavy white smoke and smoldering flames coming from the bales and immediately began trying to extinguish as much of the flames as possible.

According to Acting Shift Commander Mark McCluskey, the landowner, J.D. Spain, is now on the scene with his tractor, separating the bales. "After Mr. Spain finishes separating the bales, we will try to put out as many hotspots as we can, but some of this will be smoldering for a while," said McCluskey.

McCluskey added, "It's tough on these crews in this heat in their turnout gear."

It is unclear what initially ignited the bales.

The fire remains under investigation.

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