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Out on Interstate 94 last Thursday, Alexandria firefighters climbed onto the hay bale load that was reportedly smoldering

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Last Thursday afternoon, two local fire departments dealt with what seemed to be a smoldering fire on wheels.

At 4:50 p.m., the Alexandria Fire Department (AFD) responded to a semi load of hay bales that was smoldering out on Interstate 94 just east of County Road 17.


AFD was on scene for about 45 minutes dealing with the smoldering pile of hay.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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