Large hay bale fire burning near Moscow

Moscow Hay Bale Fire

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MOSCOW, Kansas — Fire crews were called out around 11 p.m. Tuesday night to a report of a large hay bale fire.

Eyewitnesses say about 60,000 bales have burned so far.

The fire stretches more than a half mile and emergency personnel have been on the scene making sure it doesn’t spread any further.

Officials are investigating the cause of the blaze and a dollar amount for damages hasn’t been calculated.

Moscow Mayor Billy Bell says  that a bioenergy company had planned to use the hay to produce ethanol.

Moscow is located southwest of Garden City in Stevens County. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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