Crook County Fire & Rescue was dispatched for a barn fire on NW Lone Pine Road at approximately 8:30 this evening. Response from CCF&R included two engines and a water tender. Redmond Fire & Rescue also responded with an engine and battalion chief. Assistance was also provided from the BLM with one engine and a private water truck from the area.
Upon arrival the 20 X 80 (half full) hay barn was fully involved, the owners were reported to be out of town. The fire had spread to surrounding vegetation and burned two power poles. Central Electric was called to disconnect power. No other structures were directly threatened. Fire crews quickly contained the fire and slowly extinguished the hay barn. The cause is under investigation.