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January 13, 2020

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Grain Dryer Fire at CHS Plant in North Dakota
A fire broke out in a grain dryer Monday morning at a CHS Inc. processing plant in North Dakota. Representative image. Image courtesy of Pixabay

Fire crews were called to the CHS Inc. sunflower processing plant and shipping facility in Grandin, ND on Monday morning after a fire started in a grain dryer in the facility, several local news organizations reported. 

The fire ignited in the dryer at about 5 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters observed flames in the drying equipment, according to coverage by Valley News Live, and worked to douse the fire and remove material from the dryer. 

Workers evacuated the facility and no injuries were logged during the incident, InForum.com said in an article.

report by KFGO noted that the plant’s dryers have been continuously in operation because crops this year have a high moisture content. 

CHS’ plant in Grandin supplies confection sunflower and small grains to manufacturers of snacks and food brands, as well as food service firms, information on the company’s website states. 

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