Hay fire continues to burn in Maricopa

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A hay fire started Sunday at a dairy north of Highway 238 and west of Green Road near Maricopa. By Jennifer Thomas A hay fire started Sunday at a dairy north of Highway 238 and west of Green Road near Maricopa. By Jennifer Thomas
A hay fire started Sunday at a dairy north of Highway 238 and west of Green Road near Maricopa. By Jennifer Thomas A hay fire started Sunday at a dairy north of Highway 238 and west of Green Road near Maricopa. By Jennifer Thomas
A hay fire started Sunday at a dairy north of Highway 238 and west of Green Road near Maricopa. By Jennifer Thomas A hay fire started Sunday at a dairy north of Highway 238 and west of Green Road near Maricopa. By Jennifer Thomas
A hay fire started Sunday at a dairy north of Highway 238 and west of Green Road near Maricopa. By Jennifer Thomas A hay fire started Sunday at a dairy north of Highway 238 and west of Green Road near Maricopa. By Jennifer Thomas
A hay fire started Sunday at a dairy north of Highway 238 and west of Green Road near Maricopa. By Jennifer Thomas A hay fire started Sunday at a dairy north of Highway 238 and west of Green Road near Maricopa. By Jennifer Thomas

MARICOPA, Ariz. – A hay fire burning in Maricopa is expected to continue for a day or two.

The fire started at approximately 9:30 p.m. Sunday at a dairy north of Highway 238 and west of Green Road, according to the Maricopa Fire Department.

The Ak-Chin Fire Department also responded to the fire, which was burning in a 25-by-50-yard haystack.

The 12-foot-tall haystack was totally involved when fire crews arrived.

Tractors were used to remove bales on hay that were not burning.

Due to limited water resources in the area and the size of the pile, fire officials decided to let the pile continue to burn itself out.

There is no word as to the cause of the fire.

No injuries have been reported and no structures are threatened.

Smoke from the fire is expected to continue Monday and possibly Tuesday.

Smoke from hay fires may create problems to those with respiratory conditions. Predicted winds are not expected to cause the layer of smoke to drift across the city Monday, however, residents with respiratory concerns are recommended to stay indoors as much as possible.