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Fire destroys 600 tons of hay

January 18, 2012

Submitted Photo A firefighter is silhouetted against hay that caught fire early Sunday morning in the Pingree area. Approximately 600 tons of hay and straw were destroyed in the fire.

PINGREE — An early morning fire Sunday destroyed approximately 600 tons of hay and straw near 1025 South 1500 West.
The Blackfoot Fire Department responded to the call at 2:30 a.m. Sunday. They were assisted by the Springfield and Aberdeen Fire Departments. Eleven firefighters and two engines with three water tenders responded. The last unit cleared the scene at 12:50 p.m. Sunday.
The hay belonged to Val Carter of Pingree and the loss is estimated to be near $115,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation and is currently being called suspicious.

 

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