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Fire smolders in compressed hay at Moses Lake

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MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Firefighters continue to monitor the smoldering fire in compressed hay at Courtright Enterprises in Moses Lake.

Grant County Emergency Management has updated some figures about Sunday's fire.

The agency says about 1,700 tons of hay burned, not 70,000 tons and the warehouse had about 50,000 square feet of floor space, not 250,000.

The company produces compressed hay bales for export to South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.

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Grant County authorities say a fire burning in a hay bale manufacturing facility will likely burn for several days.

The fire, burning in Courtright Enterprises, is confined to a 250,000 square foot concrete building which was believed to have 70,000 tons of hay inside when the fire broke out around 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

The roof of the building collapsed early during the fire as did other portions of the 4 to 5 story building. Authorities believe the rest of the building is unstable, due to explosions reported early in the fire and could collapse at any time.

There have been no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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