HAY BALE BLAZE—
It wasn’t one of the most dramatic fires of the week for South Milam County volunteer firefighters but it was one of the hottest. The Rockdale VFD was called to a burning hay bale at 2:25 p.m. Monday behind 320 Eighth Street. There were initial concerns the burning bale might set a dry field ablaze but volunteers extinguished it before that could happen. About three hours earlier a thunderstorm dumped almost an inch of rain (91 hundredths) on Rockdale in less than an hour.