An investigation is underway by the RCMP after about 2000 bales were fully engulfed in flames this morning.

Just after midnight, the Gilbert Plains Fire Department responded to the blaze, just west of Gilbert Plains on Highway 5. The fire is thought to have started Wednesday night between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and early Thursday morning.

The cause of the fire is suspicious in nature. If anyone has any information, you're asked to call the Dauphin RCMP at 622-5020.