A Dixon fire burned through 500 tons of hay early Thursday on a farm near Highway 113 and Fry Road, Dixon officials said.
Division Chief John Malone from the Dixon Fire Department said fire crews would let the fire, which started at around 5:45 a.m., burn out since it was more effective and required less resources.
“It causes big mess when you try to spread it around, it’s a big nightmare,” Malone said of the hay fire. “It’s actually quicker to let it burn out and it’s less smoky.”
The fire was not a threat to any nearby structures and no evacuations were in place early Thursday, Malone said. Crews and the property owner would monitor the fire, he said.
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The 500 tons of hay were stacked and waiting to be transported, according to Malone. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, he said.