$60,000 hayshed fire - Penong

Just before 2:00am this morning, CFS were alerted to a reports of a structure fire on a rural property along the Eyre Highway, approximately 20kms east of Penong in the state’s far west.

A hayshed containing over 200 bales of hay was alight, with the fire being so large it was visible from the highway and a good samaritan truck driver reported it to 000.

One CFS Quick Response Vehicle and five Farm Fire Units are on scene, and heavy machinery from the local area are also on hand to assist with breaking up the smouldering haybales.

There are no reported injuries and damages are estimated at $60,000, with a cause yet to be determined.

Despite the weather conditions, the fire will continue to burn for some time, and crews will be on scene for a number of hours.

2022-11-01 Keisha Hanbury