Hay bales destroyed
Thirty bales of hay were destroyed by fire south of Jerilderie on Saturday, with firefighters saying the likely cause of the blaze was a chemical fault from the bale distributor.
Firefighters from both Jerilderie Fire & Rescue NSW and Jerilderie’s Rural Fire Service brigade were called to the blaze about 11.10am, on a property off the Newell Highway.
The firefighters responded with five tankers, and worked on containing the blaze for ‘‘a couple of hours’’.
There was a small amount of fire damage to the machine.