Grain Dryer Fire Put Out at Saskatchewan Grain Terminal

October 12, 2018

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Grain Dryer Fire Put Out at Saskatchewan Grain Terminal
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A piece of drying equipment caught on fire at a grain terminal in Unity, SK on Thursday, forcing an evacuation of the business as crews fought the flames for several hours, local news organizations reported. 

Members of the Unity Fire Department responded to the North West Terminal Ltd. (NWT) facility at about 7:15 a.m. and determined that the fire was contained to the machine, officials told CBC News.  

A statement posted by the company on Facebook on Tuesday evening said its office at the Unity terminal would reopen on Friday, but grain deliveries in the site’s driveway were be halted.   

Local police said in a report by CTV Saskatoon that no injuries were logged during the incident and that the cause of the blaze does not appear to be criminal in nature. 

NWT’s grain terminal in Unity has a total storage capacity of 2.3 million bushels, or 63,000 mt and features a grain drying rate of 2500 bushels/hr, according to information on the company’s website. A high capacity grain dryer was installed at the site in 1997.

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