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Hay fire draws regional response

A plume of smoke rises from a fire in Antelope Valley this morning.
Sarah Hauck |

Firefighters responded to an early morning fire that’s burning in large hay stacks on an Antelope Valley ranch.

The hay fire is still putting out smoke, prompting fire calls from Topaz Ranch Estates and southern Douglas County.

The fire is located at 2837 Topaz Lane on the Park Ranch in Antelope Valley and was first reported at 2:25 a.m.

“Three very large haystacks on the Park ranch were fully engulfed,” according to East Fork Battalion Chief Ron Haskins. “East Fork, Antelope Valley and Mountain Warfare Training Center units worked to contain the fire to the immediate area.”

Haskins said East Fork units were released gradually with Battalion 10 and Tender 5 the last to leave at 6:15 a.m.

“Antelope Valley and Marine units remain on scene working with ranch personnel to control and extinguish the fire,” Haskins said. “It will likely be giving off smoke for the remainder of the day. Due to the fire’s location, spreading of the fire is very unlikely to impossible unless the winds shift 180 degrees which they are not forecasted to do.”

East Fork units Engine 4, Rescue 4, Battalion 10, Tender 2 and Tender 5 were dispatched at 2:25 a.m.

High winds are blowing the smoke northwest.