The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports a shed housing farm equipment and 4,000 tons of hay caught fire Wednesday morning at Wiese Brothers Farm, south of Green Bay.
Fire crews arrived at the farm before 6 a.m. to battle the flames. Wet hay inside the shed may have spontaneously combusted to start the fire. The shed, built in 2000, was about 250 feet long and 35 feet tall.
Fire crews used excavators to remove the smoldering hay. Greenleaf Fire Chief Glenn Geurts called the building a total loss, the fire caused damages estimated at $765,000.
Fire crews from Greenleaf, Wrightstown, Hollandtown, Morrison, Ledgeview, Wayside, Forest Junction and Denmark have used over 40,000 gallons of water to control the fire.
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Source: The Green Bay Press-Gazette