Smoke could be seen for kilometres on Wednesday as emergency crews were called to battle a large fire at a hay plant near Lethbridge.

The flames broke out at the Green Prairie hay plant, located along Highway 3 between Lethbridge and Coaldale.

Firefighters from both communities responded.

A fire official told Global News one building of the plant was fully involved and crews were conducting a defensive fire operation.

No other details were provided.

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Firefighters could be seen dousing adjacent buildings.

Thick black smoke billowed from the fire for several hours Wednesday evening and could be seen from as far away as Magrath.

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It remained an active scene as of 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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