Fire investigators in Kootenai County said someone intentionally set fire to a large haystack on the north end of Coeur d’Alene early Sunday morning.
The Coeur d’Alene and Northern Lakes fire departments responded at about 5 a.m. to a field near North Ramsey Road and West Alps Street, north of Canfield Avenue, and fought the flames, which consumed the hay.
Firefighters worked to stop the fire from spreading to a second haystack nearby. The column of smoke was visible for miles.
Evidence of the arson was collected at the scene, Coeur d’Alene Fire Investigator Craig Etherton said.
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