SALEM A big-rig hauling baled hay caught on fire near Salem Saturday afternoon, firefighters said.

Just before 4 p.m., the semi-truck caught on fire pulled into a field near the 7500 block of Hazelgreen Road NE.

The fire then spread to the dry grass on the field, said Battalion Chef Kyle McMann with Marion County Fire.

Four fire engines with 32 firefighters showed up along with a host of other responders to help extinguish the full-involved fire, McMann said.

The truck and trailer were completely destroyed along with all of the hay and half-an-acre of the field. No injuries were reported.

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