(KSEE)  Firefighters say a massive hay fire near Kerman, California left more than $500,000 in damage Tuesday night.

The fire began Tuesday around 3 p.m. and quickly spread to nearby farm equipment and a tractor trailer. 

“What was unusual for this area was the large amount of hay was stacked pretty close to a shop, some farm equipment, as well as two homes,” explained Fresno County Fire Batallion Chief Seth Brown.

Fire crews were able to stop the fire from spreading to nearby homes.

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