Crews clear scene of large hay pile fire in Becker County, smoke may be ongoing for weeks

Fire in Becker County
Fire in Becker County(Valley News Live)
Published: Nov. 15, 2023 at 6:27 PM CST
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BECKER COUNTY, Minn. (Valley News Live) - Several fire crews were on scene throughout the night battling a fire in Cuba Township, Becker County, after multiple hay bales caught on fire, the scene has since been cleared.

Officials say smoke from the fire may be ongoing for several weeks and may cause visibility issues for travelers.

The first reports came in around 12:22 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15. The fire is along County Highway 9, south of County Highway 14.

Fire departments from Clay & Otter Tail counties are assisted crews in Becker County.

Officials are warning travelers to us caution while traveling in the area.