NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Late Friday morning at 11:20 a.m. New Haven-Berger Fire Crews along with mutual aid units from Hermann and Gerald-Rosebud responded for report of a first alarm fire in the 5000 block of Stone Church Road, located 14 miles south of New Haven off of Highway E.
Initially it was reported as a barn fire, however after the first unit arrived on scene they discovered that a trailer with approximately 10 round hay bales had caught fire.
Tankers from Hermann and Gerald-Rosebud Fire Departments were dispatched to assist in providing additional water that would be needed.
Firefighters on New Haven-Berger’s first pumper to arrive on scene were able to prevent the fire from spreading in their initial attack.
Thanks in large part to fire crews quick response with strong winds blowing hot ambers towards a home located 50 yards from the burning bales, a small fire could have easily turned tragic.
At 1 p.m. all fire crews were released from the scene. The cause is unknown at this time.
An important note that many people may not realize is the amount of work volunteer firefighters are left with following a fire.
Hose that was used has to be cleaned along with any additional equipment used.
Then the hundreds of feet of hose used all has to be rolled up and put back onto trucks so they are ready to go for the next time they are called out.