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Grain Bin Fire

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Grain Bin Fire

Ringsted, IA (KICD) — Crews respond to a grain bin fire.

Ringsted firefighters responded to that grain bin fire around 3:45 Tuesday afternoon near Ringsted, at the Lin Reese farm, at 5131 540th Avenue.

Ringsted Fire Chief Dan Jorgenson says when firefighters arrived, they found smoke coming from a heater in the grain bin, along with corn on fire   Crews then disassembled a portion of the bin so they could put the fire out in the heater.

The corn was then removed from the bin so the remaining fire could be extinguished.  About 11,000 bushels of corn were destroyed

Firefighters were on scene for about two and a half hours.