The Decorah Fire Department (DFD) was notified of a round bale fire on a trailer on Thursday, Oct. 8.  

Upon arrival, DFD personnel discovered a semi-tractor trailer just off Hwy 52 on North Winn Rd with 26 burning round bales. The driver of the semi, owned by Dutch Charles Company, reported noticing smoke coming from the bales. He pulled the truck over and stopped. The fire was controlled and the semi and trailer were pulled into a field. The bales were removed from the trailer and allowed to burn. Decorah Fire Department personnel remained on site to monitor the fire. Thirteen firefighters reported to the scene.

No damage amount is available currently.  No injuries were reported.  The round bales were a total loss.  The cause of the fire is under investigation but is not considered suspicious.