The Yankton Fire Department responded to a hay bale fire early Friday morning.
Yankton Assistant Fire Chief Larry Nickels says firefighters were dispatched just after 6:00 AM to a field about nine miles west of Yankton. Nickels says firefighters arrived on scene to find approximately three hundred bales in a stack.
The land owner was present and assisted firefighters with three loaders moving the good hay away from the burning hay. Approximately 40 bales of hay were lost.
Firefighters spent one hour on scene. Nickels says the cause of the fire is believed to have been a lightning strike from the storm.