SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A highway in Western South Dakota was shut down for a short time as crews battled a hay bale fire earlier this week.
The Battle Creek Fire Department says it happened on Highway 79 at 5:03 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
Visibility on the highway was low due to the smoke.
The department shared photos of the scene.
Round bales on a semi-trailer had caught fire.
One firefighter responded with a tractor and took over a dozen bales that were burning off the trailer. Another firefighter was treated for heat-related illness but was not taken to the hospital.