Firefighters from the Chehalis Fire Department and Lewis County Fire District No. 5 battle a blaze at a barn on a property in the 1900 block of Bishop Road in Chehalis on Monday, July 3, 2017.

Approximately 5,000 Hay Bales Destroyed in Bishop Road Barn Fire

By The Chronicle

A fire Monday on Bishop Road south of Chehalis destroyed a barn containing approximately 5,000 bales of hay, according to a release from Lewis County Fire District 5.

Crews from Fire District 5 were first dispatched at 8:55 a.m. Monday to the fire in the 1900 block of Bishop Road. 

First arriving crews were able to mostly confine the fire to the barn, which was completely destroyed. However, other buildings had some damage, according to Fire District 5. 

Firefighters from the Chehalis Fire Department and Lewis County Fire District No. 5 battle a blaze at a barn on a property in the 1900 block of Bishop Road in Chehalis on Monday, July 3, 2017.
Firefighters from the Chehalis Fire Department and Lewis County Fire District No. 5 battle a blaze at a barn on a property in the 1900 block of Bishop Road in Chehalis on Monday, July 3, 2017.

In addition to District 5, Lewis County Fire Districts 2 and 6, and the Chehalis Fire Department responded. 

Wind pushed much of the smoke from the fire to the Interstate 5 corridor from mileposts 72 through 74. 

“The smoke may continue to linger in the area several days until the last of the materials are excavated from the scene,” according to a release from Fire District 5. 

As of Tuesday, Fire District 5 units were still on scene monitoring the scene. 

On Wednesday, smoke from the fire continued to linger in the area.