LEHI — What was apparently intended as a controlled burn in Lehi ran out of control Thursday evening as it overtook a hayfield and hopped fences to burn haystacks.

Several fire crews fought the ground blaze when they reached the remote fire in fields around 1300 West and 1200 North.

The first engine on the scene was unable to fight the fire because fire hydrants were too far away. A 1,000-gallon pumper engine was called in to provide assistance.

American Fork and Alpine-Highland crews also aided Lehi firefighters, police said. The property owner worked alongside crews by extinguishing a fiery section that was burning a stack of hay bales.