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'Rolling fire' involves two departments

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

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.

A short time later, at 5:45 p.m., the Garfield Fire Department was called to the intersection of County Roads 8 and 40, where the same semi truck loaded with hay was once again sending up smoke.

No major damage was reported and no one was hurt. No information was available about what may have caused the fire.

Amy Chaffins

Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota.

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