Haysville farmer looses $8,000 dollars worth of hay in fire

A Haysville farmer lost $8,000 dollars’ worth of hay after a large fire Monday morning.

Haysville Volunteer Fire Department Chief says, John Fuhrman, Amos Hemmerlein called 911 around 3 am after noticing 195 large hay bales were engulfed in flames.

Hemmerlein told firefighters his son stacked the hay bales just the day before.

According to the fire chief, the bales randomly burst into flames.

Chief Furhman says the Dubois Volunteer Fire Department brought in a tanker to help.

In total, firefighters used about 37,000 gallons of water extinguish the flames, and a Lechner Excavating track hoe to bury smoking hay.

Furhman says the $8,000 loss was covered by insurance.

Four Haysville trucks with twelve firefighters, a Dubois County tanker with three firefighters, and Dubois County Sheriff Deputies were on the scene for over nine hours.

No injuries were reported.

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