Hay bale fire ruled arson

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Firefighters battled a massive hay fire in New Castle County, Delaware early Sunday.</span></div>
March 27, 2009 9:28:55 AM PDT
A massive hay fire in New Castle County, Delaware has been ruled arson. The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office announced the results of its investigation Friday.

RELATED: Slideshow of images from the fire.

Bales of hay went up in flames around 2:00 a.m. at John R. Stinson and Sons Incorporated on McGovern Road in Hockessin on March 15th.

Firefighters from four counties were met with heavy smoke and shooting flames from the pile of hay bales 60 feet tall.

Crews from Chester, Lancaster and Delaware Counties were called in to supply water.

Damage has been estimated at $200,000.

The State Fire Marshal's Office asks that anyone having any information about this fire to contact their office at 302-323-5375 or call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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