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Published January 03, 2013, 10:32 PM

Ada, Minn., elevator goes up in flames

Crews from multiple counties and towns battled flames at a grain elevator on east Main Street here Thursday night. Firefighters had been battling the blaze since at least 7 p.m. said an official with the Norman County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Department.

By: Forum News Service,

ADA, Minn. — Crews from multiple counties and towns battled flames at a grain elevator on east Main Street here Thursday night.

Firefighters had been battling the blaze since at least 7 p.m. said an official with the Norman County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Department.

Minnesota fire crews from Moorhead, Ulen, Twin Valley, Gary, Shelly, Hendrum and Borup, as well as several others, were assisting. Water tanker trucks were bringing extra water to the scene to assist firefighters.

Flames were visible from at least 10 miles away.

It was unknown whether anyone had to be evacuated from the area near the elevator as of press time Thursday, as the fire raged on.

As of 9 p.m., one of the buildings attached to the elevator appeared to have caved in, and burning, smoldering rubble could be seen. Flames could still be seen coming from the 10-story building, along with thick, heavy smoke.

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