MOSES LAKE, Wash. -- Officials with the Grant County Sheriff's office said they were looking into two suspicious haystack fires in the early morning hours Tuesday, which resulted in $76,000 in losses for two area growers.
According to the Sheriff's Office, the first haystack fire was reported about 1:45 a.m. on Road 7 NW, west of Rd T NW by the Quincy Police Department. Grant County Fire District #3 was dispatched and after arrival, crews allowed the fire to burn itself out. The loss was estimated between 60-70 tons at a value of $10,000, investigators said.
A short time later, authorities said the second haystack fire was reported at approximately 2:15 a.m. at 6727 Rd. P N.W, east of Moses Lake. The loss was estimated between 250-300 tons, and $66,000.
The Grant County Sheriff's Office and the Grant County Fire Marshal's Office were investigating. Anyone with information was asked to call 509-762-1160 or send information to firstname.lastname@example.org.