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Fire Destroys Farmer’s Bales Of Hay

Posted at 6:19 PM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 18:19:40-04

CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A Clark County farmer lost a few dozen bales of hay on his farm when they caught fire Tuesday.

This close to winter, Dennis Goolman said that this is a big setback. He said he had 34 rolls of hay on that part of his farm and now all that remains is a charred mess.

He got a call from a friend Tuesday afternoon who noticed the fire, but by the time he got to it, there was nothing left to salvage.

Clark County firefighters came to the farm to keep the fire from spreading. The department said that the cause of the fire is under investigation, but Goolman said on a clear day like Tuesday, he is pretty certain that this was no accident and that someone intentionally set the hay on fire.

He said he uses the hay for his livestock throughout winter and was already short on hay for this year because the weather has been so rough. Goolman said that this just makes things worse.

“You try to work with the weather and with people destroying it like they did it, puts a big heartache on you and hay is not easy to come by and I believe we’re going to have a rough winter and it’s going to be harder,” said Dennis Goolman.

Goolmand asked that if anyone knows anything about what happened on his farm, give the sheriff’s office a call.