Burning Hay Causing Odor In Valley Area

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Many people have been wondering what the strange odor in the air has been.

East Valley Fire Department officials said 65-tons of hay caught fire yesterday at a dairy farm near Moxee.

Officials say the smell from burning hay can resemble the scent of marijuana

The fire was put out, but is continuing to smolder.

The Yakima Clean Air Agency has issued a stage 1 burn ban this morning, and says it may be upgraded to stage 2 this afternoon.