Firefighters battle haystack fire near Idaho Falls
IDAHO FALLS — The Idaho Falls Fire Department spent quite a number of hours working to extinguish a haystack fire Monday afternoon.
The fire was called into dispatchers at around 2:20 p.m., near the intersection of North 105th West and West 113th North just outside Idaho Falls. The fire was located not far from the Sage Raceway.
IFFD spokeswoman Kerry Hammon said firefighters worked with property owners to try to spread the hay with heavy equipment to better fight the fire. A small airplane was also being used to dump water on the hay.
The cause of the fire has not been determined, Hammon said, but it resulted in over $150,000 to $200,000 worth of damages to the hay.
At 7 p.m., firefighters were still actively fighting the fire.