Smoldering Hay at 1400 South Beaver Creek Road – Seal Rock Stables Hay Barn – Firefighters need help from someone with a tractor!!!
Report of a structure fire at 1400 Beaver Creek Road. Seal Rock, Central Coast and Yachats Firefighters are enroute.
First Seal Rock Unit on scene. Large hay barn, but no flames seen. A single engine crew is on scene with a water tender still enroute. All other units are returning to their stations.
Seal Rock Fire says there is a large amount of hay in the barn and it is obvious there is spontaneous combustion going on inside the hay mound. Lots of heat.
When hay is stacked too early or too tightly, chemical processes kick in and soon you have a huge fire.
Seal Rock Fire says they’ll need additional manpower help from surrounding departments so they can start disassembling the hay stacks so they can extinguish the hot hay in the middle.
Seal Rock Fire says the hay barn is quite a ways off the road. The road to the hay barn has several bridges on it…none of which should be trusted to hold up the weight of a regular fire truck. So they’re limiting the firefighting apparatus to small brush rigs that carry water.
Seal Rock Fire says they’ve got their work cut out for them. The Fire Chief says there’s at least 100 TONS of hay that must be removed and checked for smoldering. It’ll likely take most of the day. They’re going to need some help.
HEY SEAL ROCK!! FIREFIGHTERS NEED A TRACTOR TO HELP THEM MOVE ALL THAT HAY! THE HAY BARN IS AT 1400 SO. BEAVER CREEK ROAD. IF YOU’VE GOT A TRACTOR, HEAD ON DOWN THERE!