Hundreds of hay bales lost in Bath fire

BATH—In the early morning hour of Aug. 30 at approximately 1:30 a.m., the Bath Fire Department was dispatched to 575 Monroe Road, the Roy family farm, for the report of a barn fire.
In an interview, Bath Fire Chief Don Bowman said once he arrived on scene, it was clear that more manpower from other departments was necessary to extinguish the fire in the barn, which was overly smoky since the barn was full of multiple round hay bales. Six fire departments in total responded to the fire, including Bath, Lisbon, Monroe, Haverhill, Wells River, and Ryegate.