Firefighters extinguish hay bales on fire in Carlton

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 October 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

CARLTON – About two dozen hay bales caught on fire this morning on Park Avenue, along the Oak Orchard River, in the Town of Carlton.

The Carlton Volunteer Fire Company was the scene at about 9:30 a.m.

Jim Tabor is pictured on top of the Carlton pumper, using a master stream to direct more intense water at the hay bales, attempting to break them apart.

Barre and Albion firefighters, as well as the Carlton Highway Department also responded to the incident, and helped tear apart the hay bales so they wouldn’t keep smoldering throughout the day.

The fire was smoky, and could be seen from several miles away.