The Washington, Hanover, Steele City, Diller and Hollenberg fire departments were called out to a fire north of Washington, not far from the Nebraska border. According to Jerry Aldridge, Washington Rural Fire Chief a baler caught fire and started a field on fire. The fire spread to an abandoned farm and destroyed several small buildings. Aldridge said they remained on scene for approximately three hours. The owner of the property has not been identified at this time.