UPDATED: Hay fire in Cole Facility shed

Logo: UC Davis Fire Department
Logo: UC Davis Fire Department

Update 2 p.m. Aug. 23: The fire marshal late this morning determined that the fire had ignited by spontaneous combustion.


By Dateline staff

Officials said there were no injuries to people or animals resulting from a hay fire this morning (Aug. 23) at the Cole Facility on La Rue Road in the southern part of the central campus.

The call came in at about 6:30 a.m., and campus and city fire crews quickly contained the flames in a shed next to a barn. A custodian alerted a student resident to the fire.

Officials said there was no apparent damage to other structures. Cause of the fire was under investigation.

The campus sent a WarnMe message at about 7:45 a.m., advising that the hay fire was under control and that smoke in area was no cause for concern. Smoke was expected to linger as crews pulled the smoldering hay outside and continued to hose down the hay.

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Andy Fell, Research news (emphasis: biological and physical sciences, and engineering), 530-752-4533, ahfell@ucdavis.edu

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