Hay fire at Donald destroys 900 bales

ABOUT 900 bales of oaten hay were destroyed after lightning started a fire on a Donald property on Monday.

Fire crews and police were called to the property on the Borung Highway, about four kilometres out of Donald, at 5pm on Monday.

Police believe lightning struck the hay shed during a storm, starting the fire.

The Country Fire Authority will continue to monitor the hay stack over the next few days as it continues to burn.