A full summer's work and a winter's food supply goes up in smoke.
All Sale Creek farmer Don Fuller could do was stand back and watch.
"I was at work and my wife called and said one of the neighbors had called her and told her my hay shed was on fire. And I left work and it took me about 30 minutes to get here. When I got here it was engulfed. Lost tractor, hay equipment, about 400 rolls of hay plus the building itself," Fuller said.
Sale Creek and Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire department, along with Soddy Daisy Fire department spent all afternoon trying to put out the blaze and hauling out loads of bales of hay, leaving Fuller with nothing to feed his cattle.
He says it is likely putting him out of the farming business for a couple of years.
"I'll probably have to let them all go because I have no hay now so it'll just be start over maybe," said Fuller.
It's all bad timing for Fuller.
His wife is recovering from a kidney transplant, and he's been in the process of trying to retire from his full time job.
"I'm getting close to retirement and I was getting everything in order and don't look like it's in order any more," he said.