WAYNE – The Wayne Volunteer Fire Department responded to a hay fire near Wayne Tuesday morning.
Around 9:30 a.m. the call went out for the fire near the intersection of 580 Ave and 855 Road (four mile east and one mile south of Wayne), according to Fire Chief Phil Monahan.
“It was a silage pile,” said Monahan. “Hay in the pile along with the cornstalks and of course corn silage.”
The Wayne Volunteer Fire Department brought three tanker trucks and two grass rigs. Firemen fought the fire for about two hours. The farmer had to break the pile apart with a tractor so the WVFD could put more water on the silage.
Roughly 18 firemen maned the seven trucks.
Monahan adds a statement about those wanting a burn permit.
“With the high-winds that they’re talking about coming up I’m not going to be issuing any burn permits after today until next week,” Monahan mentioned. “We’ll see what the weather does.”