An overheated bearing on a hay baler triggered a large field fire in Lakeshore, Ont. on Sunday, Aug. 9 2020. (courtesy OnLocation)

An overheated bearing on a hay baler triggered a large field fire Sunday morning.

Fire crews responded to the call around 11:50 a.m. for a field fire in the 400 block of Knapp Road in Lakeshore.

The farmer assisted fire crews by using his equipment to provide a fire break in the field to help stop the fire from spreading further, Lakeshore fire chief Don Williamson said.

There were around 50 bales of hay destroyed as a result of the fire — an estimated value of under $2,000.