According to Ashton Fire Chief Rob Imhof, about 4:30 p.m., the Ashton Fire Department was called to the report of some round bales on fire near the home of Les Luitjens at 2316 McKinley Avenue, four miles west of Ashton.
The chief says the fire department saw six round bales on fire as they approached the scene. He says they pulled them apart and doused them with water.
Imhof says no injuries were reported, and that the fire department was assisted by Sibley Fire Department.
He says the cause of the fire is undetermined and that the damage was limited to the six cornstalk bales.
He says they used 2,000 gallons of water to fight the fire, and crews were on scene for roughly an hour and a half.