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Crew Fights Fire in Sunflower Seed Drying Silo
January 31, 2020
3 Min Read
A fire broke out in a silo used for drying sunflower seeds at a South Dakota farm. Image courtesy of Pixabay
Firefighters responded to Colson Farms near Blunt, SD on Thursday after a fire ignited in a grain bin at the site, according to a local news organization and the Blunt Rural Fire Department.
A crew arrived at the farm at about 7:30 p.m., Dakota Radio Group News reported. The silo was being used to dry sunflower seeds at the time of the incident
“When we showed up on scene, [there were flames] showing out the top of the bin,” Blunt Rural Fire Department said in a post on its Facebook page. “We had the fire knocked down fairly quickly but had hours of overhaul to get the smoldering sunflowers out.”
No injuries were logged during the incident, Dakota Radio Group News said.
Another fire broke out this week in a piece of sunflower drying equipment at the Border Ag & Energy grain elevator in Bottineau, ND. Earlier this month, a fire started in a grain dryer at the CHS Inc. sunflower processing plant and shipping facility in Grandin, ND.
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