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Published October 23, 2013, 09:56 AM

Fire destroys grain at northeast SD elevator

A fire at a grain elevator in the northeast South Dakota town of Frederick destroyed about 2,500 bushels of corn.

By: Associated Press,

FREDERICK, S.D. — A fire at a grain elevator in the northeast South Dakota town of Frederick destroyed about 2,500 bushels of corn.

The Tuesday morning blaze at the Frederick Farmers Elevator broke out in a grain dryer, about 35 feet above ground. Fire departments from Frederick and nearby Ellendale, N.D., responded.

Frederick Fire Chief Kevin Barton says there were about 5,000 bushels of corn in the dryer and half of it was destroyed. A damage estimate was not immediately available.

No one was hurt. The cause of the fire was not immediately determined.

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