NEBRASKA CITY – Nebraska City Rural Fire and Nebraska City Fire and Rescue responded Thursday to a hay bale fire near the Nemaha County border south of Nebraska City.

At least 10 round bales owned by Harry Harney were involved at 2019 S. 64 Rd. A tractor operator assisted firefighters with the fire, which was aided by 36 mph wind gusts.

Seven units and 21 firefighters responded, including mutual aid form Auburn, Peru, and Brock/Julian.