The call came in about 2:15 p.m. to the Chaneyville Volunteer Fire Department, and firefighters arrived at 22581 Reames Rd. to find about 300 rolled bales of hay stacked inside a barn and on fire, said Emily Clark, spokesperson from Central Fire Department.
Firefighters from all four departments prevented the fire from spreading to other structures on the property and controlled the hay fire while residents used tractors to move the burning bales out of the barn, Clark said.
Once the large bales were removed from the barn, they were then allowed to burn in a controlled setting.
Traffic on Reames Road was detoured by East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputies for several hours due to the large-sized fire hoses stretched across the roadway.
The hoses which were supplying water to the blaze were connected to a fire hydrant across the street from the fire.
Clark said about a $30,000 loss in hay and about $2,500 in damages were sustained to the barn. Firefighters were on the scene until about 8:30 p.m. Monday evening when the last Chaneyville VFD firetruck left the scene.
There were no injuries to the firefighters who fought the blaze.