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Hay bales burn in rural Marion County

Firefighters in Marion responded to a hay-bale fire Monday morning in rural Marion County.

More than 200 round bales caught fire at a farm about a mile south of Highway 168 in rural Marion County west of Palmyra.

Palmyra firefighters were dispatched to the scene about 6 a.m. Monday. What started the fire is still a mystery, Assistant Chief Rick Jones of the Palmyra Fire Department said.

Jones said the bales will burn out on their own, but they're a total loss. No injuries were reported.

"They'll be smoldering for a couple of days," Jones said.

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