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Hay barn catches fire in Hartwood

A 20×100 foot hay barn caught fire this afternoon on Richland Road in Stafford.

About 200 round bales of hay were destroyed, said Mark Doyle of the county’s fire and rescue department. There were no injuries to people or livestock.

The call came in at 12:51 p.m., and the county issued an alert about the closure of Richland Road, between Hartwood and Winslow roads. Crews contained the fire to the barn. Now, hay is being spread out in order to wet it down fully and get rid of any lingering hot spots.

The Fire Marshal’s office will look into the cause and get an estimate on the damage.