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Fire off Kingston Highway Tuesday morning

October 22, 2019–11:19 a.m.


You may have noticed a lot of smoke between Rome and Kingston Tuesday morning.

Bales of hay that had been stacked for storage caught fire just before 9 a.m. on a farm between Kingston Highway and Reynolds Bend Road.

According to the Rome Fire Department, the property manager estimated there were around 320 bales of hay that were involved.

The Georgia Forestry Commission was called in to keep the fire from spreading to the nearby woods.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.