An image from the fire (credit: CBS)

An image from the fire (credit: CBS)

THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters put out a hay fire burning in Thornton Saturday afternoon.

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The fire began just after 4 p.m. in some hay bales. The barn and home on the property located on East 160th Avenue were not threatened.

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About 350 bales of hay worth about $3,500 were lost in the fire.

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Fire investigators said the fire was caused by a discarded cigarette.