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Fire erupts inside grain bin near Arcanum

Published: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 @ 11:36 AM

Firefighters managed to bring a fire inside a grain bin near the village of Arcanum under control Tuesday morning. Photo Credit: Marina Mehaffie
Firefighters managed to bring a fire inside a grain bin near the village of Arcanum under control Tuesday morning. Photo Credit: Marina Mehaffie

Firefighters from Arcanum and other jurisdictions were called after smoke became visible from a grain bin on a farm property.

According to Arcanum Fire Chief Kurt Troutwine, firefighters were called around 7 p.m. Monday to the property on Arcanum-Hollansburg Road just outside the village limits.

Troutwine said about 6 to 8 inches of corn on the floor of the grain bin was smoldering and burnt. He said firefighters called for semis to be brought in to help remove the 9,000 bushels of corn from the bin so they could get to the bottom of the bin.

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The process of removing the grain took all night. Firefighters managed to get to the burnt grain Tuesday morning and were able to chisel most of it away, bringing the fire under control.