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CFS - BE CAUTIOUS FOR WHEN STORING HAY

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The SA CFS is calling on farmers to monitor conditions when storing hay with the CFS saying they are responding to an increasing number of hay stack fires.

State Duty Commander Brenton Hastie said the late winter rain had increased the risk of hay being baled wet and Increased moisture levels cause a bacterial chain reaction in hay bales when external temperatures rise.

Mr Hastie went on to say hay stack fires were problematic for the Country Fire Service, as they are events that take days to fully extinguish and may require volunteer crews to remain on site for lengthy periods.

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