Massive fire burns tons of hay, brings down power lines

GRANT COUNTY, Wash. — A massive fire that has burned more than 400 tons of hay and brought down power lines on Sunday in Grant County is expected to continue burning for several days, firefighters said.

At about 8 a.m., firefighters with the Grant County Fire District were called to Road B Northwest near Road 7 Northwest after receiving multiple reports of a large haystack fire.

Officials said the fire burned a power pole and caused power lines to fall, resulting in a power outage to some homes and crop circles.

The incident forced the closure of RD B between RD 7 and RD 6 due to an electrical hazard.

Crews with Grand County PUD were called to restore power, as the road closure could reportedly continue into Monday until the pole and power are fixed.

Authorities said 300 tons of hay nearby did not burn.