Conveyor Fire Reported at Grain Elevator in Tennessee

Firefighters were called to a grain elevator in Tennessee for a fire in a conveying system connected to a silo.

John S. Forrester, former Managing Editor

August 25, 2020

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Crews responded to the Summitville Feed and Grain elevator in Manchester, TN last Tuesday (August 18) after a blaze ignited in a conveying system at the facility, The Manchester Times reported.

Manchester Fire Department Chief George Chambers told the newspaper that a fire started in a belt used to transfer grain to the top of a silo during a welding operation. The official said damage was limited to the conveying equipment.

Summitville Feed and Grain, established in 1977, buys and stores grain, sells seed, provides bulk fertilizer and consumer lawn care products, retails livestock supplies, and offers other agricultural services.

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John S. Forrester

former Managing Editor, Powder & Bulk Solids

John S. Forrester is the former managing editor of Powder & Bulk Solids.

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