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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
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    • Spontaneous combustion probable cause of bale fire

    • Spontaneous combustion was the probable cause of a bale fire one mile north and one and a half miles east of Cairo on Monday. High winds pushed the fire through all 250 to 300 bales then set fire to trees and threatened hundreds of acres of CRP grass and a residence in the trees. Firefighters were on site for several hours putting out hot spots and protecting the residence and CRP grass. The fire destroyed all the bales and burned a couple of trees but the residence and residence didn't burn. Firefighters from Preston, Township 12 and Pratt Emergency Services plus a tanker from Cunningham battled the blaze.  

      Posted Sep. 26, 2013