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Corn Dehydrator Destroyed in Fire at Michigan Elevator

November 12, 2018

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Corn Dehydrator Destroyed in Fire at Michigan Elevator
The Eaton Farm Bureau Cooperative grain elevator in Mason, MI. Image courtesy of Google Maps

A fire Sunday afternoon at the Eaton Farm Bureau Cooperative grain elevator in Mason, MI destroyed a corn dehydrator and drew a response from four fire departments, local news organizations reported. 

A technical malfunction is thought to have caused material to ignite inside of the dehydrating equipment at about 1 p.m., spreading flames through the machine, the chief of the Mason Fire Department, Kerry Minshall, told Lansing, MI-based television news station WLNS. 

The fire was called in after power went out at the grain elevator and a worker monitoring the dehydrator’s temperature observed smoke, the site manager of the grain elevator said in coverage by NBC News affiliate WILX. 

Reports said the natural gas-powered dehydrator has a capacity of 1200 bushels of corn. No injuries were reported during the blaze. 

Eaton Farm Bureau Cooperative provides custom feed mixes, fertilizers, seeds, and grain storage, handling, and marketing services, according to information on the company’s website. 

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