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Fire Crews Battle Blaze In Scorching Temperatures

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Firefighters called out to battle a blaze at a Murfreesboro farm ran into some serious challenges from the weather.

Crews responded to the fire just off Dejarnette Lane just before 9 a.m. on Saturday. They arrived to find more than a dozen hay bales on fire. In addition to the flames and heavy smoke, firefighters also had to deal with the sweltering heat.

"It's tough on these crews in this heat in their turnout gear," said Shift Commander Mark McClusky.

The landowner assisted firefighters by separating the bales of hay with his tractor. Firefighters continued to search for hot spots after putting out the blaze. 

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

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