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FAYETTEVILLE, TN (WAFF) -
Firefighters in Fayetteville, Tennessee battled a late night hay fire.
Crews said the stack of hay spontaneously combusted sometime around 11:30.
The family that lived at the Taylor Dairy Farm didn't even realize there was a fire until crews showed up. Reports said someone saw a glow from far off and called the fire department.
Firefighters said they were able to contain the fire and keep it from destroying the expensive farm equipment. The hay was completely burned.
No one was injured.
Researchers at Washington State University said spontaneous combustion is common among farmers. They said it has to do with the moisture content in the hay. The hay builds chemical reactions the higher the moisture content and heat. The larger the hay stack, the less cooling there is to offset the heat, causing greater chance of a fire.