Hay Fire Caught On Camera

Some scary moments for drivers along Highway 258 north of Snow Hill this afternoon -- a trailer pulling hay caught fire.

James Grady sent in the picture as he was driving past the fire, which happen around 3:15 p.m. near Ham Farms.

About a half dozen round bales of hay were lost by the fire.

Snow Hill Fire Chief Linwood Bunn says van belonged to H&F Equipment. He says the rear wheel of the trailer rubbed against the fender, causing the hay to catch fire.

The back part of the van also caught fire, but fortunately no one was injured.

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  • by Sara Location: Washington on Aug 18, 2011 at 02:26 PM
    Goodness! Great-ous! Great "bales" of fire!
  • by proof reader on Aug 18, 2011 at 02:25 PM
    Want one of those trailers that pulls hay.
  • by Mike Location: Snow Hill on Aug 18, 2011 at 02:08 PM
    Aint that the van from the Cheech and Chong movie. Up in Smoke...
  • by Deej Location: Eastern NC on Aug 18, 2011 at 01:08 PM
    Thats a bale of a fire!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 18, 2011 at 12:59 PM
    probably a cigarette thrown out the window of a car like the one that killed the horses a few months ago on i-95
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      by reader on Aug 18, 2011 at 02:03 PM in reply to
      did you not read! It says the tire rubbed against the fender causing the fire!
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        by Boris on Aug 18, 2011 at 02:11 PM in reply to reader
        The original story did not mention the tire/fender friction. I figured it was a cigarette butt, too.
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          by Anonymous on Aug 18, 2011 at 08:07 PM in reply to Boris
          thank you for standing up for me! and actually noticing the time of my comment!
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      by Mike on Aug 18, 2011 at 02:06 PM in reply to
      Did you read the article? The fire chief said that the tire rubbing against the fender created heat that caused the fire.

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