Brush Fire Destroys Hay Worth Thousands (With Photo Gallery)

January 14, 2012

Firefighters from multiple departments battled a brush fire Saturday afternoon near Walnut Hill that destroyed thousands of dollars worth of hay.

Only a few acres were consumed by the fire, but about 125  large round bales of hay worth at least $6,000 burned. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

The fire was off Highway 164 east of Highway 97. No injuries were reported.

The Walnut Hill, McDavid, Century and Molino stations of Escambia Fire Rescue and the Florida Division of Forestry responded to the blaze. It took about two hours to bring the fire under control.

For a photo gallery from the scene, click here. photos, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Brush Fire Destroys Hay Worth Thousands (With Photo Gallery)”

  1. Teresa on January 17th, 2012 10:31 am

    It is a horrible loss no telling how many animals could use that hay.
    I hope it is not arson even tho I will not be surbrised if it is.

    There is news of a old oak tree in south Fla. called the senator that burned this weekend due to arson.

  2. Char on January 15th, 2012 8:16 am

    What a terrible loss. Does insurance cover the loss of hay?
    Thank goodness no lives were lost, property can be replaced. :(

    I’m so very very sorry for your loss. It must be very HARD to hear
    this kind of news over and over and remember such a loss.
    I lost my mother when I was young, the only thing harder is the
    loss of a child. Hugs to you from our family!

    Hugs to everyone this cold Sunday Morning especially
    all my friends in Walnut Hill and let’s not forget our WONDERFUL
    FIREFIGHTERS who risk their lives every single day to see
    that we only lose as little as possible when these things happen.


  3. Kathy on January 15th, 2012 7:39 am

    Every Farmers nightmare. So sorry, God bless.

  4. deBugger on January 14th, 2012 9:01 pm

    What a drag.

    Brings back bad memories of 10 years ago for me. My Dad died fighting a flash fire [dead grass pastureland], & one of those round bales [that he had used for a dove blind during hunts] burned for HOURS afterward.

    Just smoldered & smoldered… what a bummer.

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