LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mo. – A number of hay bales in Livingston County were left to burn out Thursday afternoon.

The Chillicothe Fire Departmentfire 1 responded to Livingston Road 235 around 5:00 to find 10 hay bales and a few nearby acres burning. The owner of the property said a gust of wind must have taken embers from small burn off near a pond to the hay bales.

The owner was keeping watch as the bales were allowed to burn out.