36 hay bales burn on field

Darmstadt (ots) –

Several bales of hay burst into flames in a field near Wixhausen “In den Niederwiesen” on Tuesday morning (10 May). The fire was noticed shortly before 4:30 a.m. and the fire brigade and police were immediately alerted.

The volunteer fire brigade in Wixhausen and the professional fire brigade in Darmstadt were immediately on site and started extinguishing the fire. 36 hay bales were in full fire. The fire brigade allowed the bales to burn in a controlled manner over a period of several hours, thus preventing them from spreading to the adjacent trees and an equipment shed.

The exact cause of the fire has not yet been determined and is the subject of further investigations.

Original content from: Police Headquarters South Hesse, transmitted by news aktuell