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Firefighters working at scene of large hay bale fire near Mead

hay bale fire in weld county january 2024
Posted at 2:20 PM, Jan 10, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-10 19:10:32-05

WELD COUNTY, Colo. — Firefighters are working around a large hay bale fire along Weld County Road 28 east of Interstate 25.

Mountain View Fire Rescue said drivers will see the smoke if they are driving between Highway 66 and Colorado 119.

County Road 28 east of the interstate remained closed at 5 p.m. At that time, the fire was considered contained. Crews will stay out overnight to monitor the fire.

Wind gusts are strong in the area. At one point Wednesday, there was a report of a 51 mph and a 35 mph gust near the fire. Wind speeds are maintaining at 15 to 20 mph, according to NOAA.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

hay bale fire in weld county january 2024

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