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Fire near Creston


Last updated 8/18/2020 at 9:53am

Creston and Lincoln fire crews, along with Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a haystack fire at 22350 Striegel Road East near Creston on Aug 7. There were no injuries but the combustion fire resulted in a total loss. According to university data, high-moisture haystacks and bales can catch on fire because they have chemical reactions that build heat. Hay insulates, so the larger the haystack, the less cooling that occurs to offset the heat. When the hay’s internal temperature rises above 130 degrees Fahrenheit, a chemical reaction begins to produce flammable gas that can ign...

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