Fire at hay processing plant expected to burn for weeks

TREMONTON, Utah –A massive fire at a hay processing plant in Tremonton is expected to burning for weeks, according to officials.

The fire started at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday at the facility located at 6400 North 6800 West. Firefighters were still monitoring the fire Thursday.

The cause of the fire is not known and may be impossible to determine due to the extend of the damage, officials said. The fire may have started in the break room and spread to a 500-gallon propane tank that exploded.

“A few minutes into the fire the propane tank exploded sending parts of it a quarter mile away,” said Cory Burton, Box Elder County fire marshal.

No one was injured in the explosion, however a firefighter suffered second-degree burns from the flames. He was treated at Bear River Hospital and has since been released.

The barn has an estimated $8-10 million in damage.

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