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Gooseneck trailer load of hay catches fire on Highway 80 in Teague

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Posted at 10:37 AM, Jul 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-21 19:29:56-04

TEAGUE, TX — The Teague Volunteer Fire Department responded to a trailer full of hay on fire on southbound HWY 80 at FCR 731 on Saturday afternoon.

When the firefighters arrived, heavy fire was engulfing the entire length of the trailer, according to a post by Teague Fire Department.

Multiple agencies responded to assist, including Fairfield, Wortham Teague EMS and FCSO.

The department said it estimates 15,000 gallons of water and foam were used to put out the fire and said it took more than three hours to extinguish the fire on "one of the hottest days of the year so far."

In the post, they mentioned how appreciative they were to the multiple entities and people who showed up to help replenish the firefighters.

The department said Mike Burns brought his snow cone truck out to help rehydrate the firefighters, and the Baggerly family brought cold drinks and ice. Another man, Stan Fox with PSC Rockford, working on a local pipeline in the area, brought out drinks and pickles for the firefighters.

The department said it is blessed to have such great community support.