A fire destroyed a hay barn and storage shed at Rolling Hills Ranch Friday evening.
According to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, crews with Saline County Rural Fire Districts #3 and #7 were sent to 901 S. Hedville Road at about 5 p.m. in response to a report of a hay barn on fire.
Rural firefighters responding to the scene first encountered live power lines on the ground. DS&O Rural Electric was called to the scene to assist with shutting off electricity to the structure.
The Sheriff’s Office says the barn contained hay, several ATV’s, a loader, and fencing supplies and equipment, all of which was destroyed by the fire, which is believed to have been started by the downed power lines.
Total and loss and damage has been estimated at $150,000, according to the Sheriff’s Office.