Hay fire occurs near Miltona on Monday morning

The fire departments from Miltona and Parkers Prairie were called to the scene.

Hay smolders at a farm near Miltona on the morning of Monday, July 11.
Travis Gulbrandson / Alexandria Echo Press
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MILTONA — Firefighters from Miltona and Parkers Prairie were called to a farm near Miltona to extinguish a hay fire on Monday morning, July 11.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about a hay shed on fire on Jeff Boesl's property near Lake Vermont Access Road. Dispatch paged the Miltona Fire Department to the scene.

After arriving, firefighters saw a large Quonset shed filled with large bales that were on fire. An initial investigation suggests a spontaneous combustion in the center area of the shed, according to the sheriff's office.

The Miltona Fire Department requested assistance from the Parkers Prairie Fire Department. Together, they were able to safely extinguish the fire.

The Parkers Prairie Ambulance Service assisted on scene.

Travis Gulbrandson covers several beats, including Osakis School Board and Osakis City Council, along with the Brandon-Evansville School Board. His focus will also be on crime and court news.
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