Feed Business Continues After Fire Destroys N.D. Elevator

October 19, 2016 10:19 AM
A fire destroyed the Diamond W Feeds grain elevator in Medina, N.D. this weekend.

Officials at a livestock feed business destroyed in a grain elevator fire in Medina, N.D. this weekend say work will continue as normal out of another location until the company can rebuild.

Diamond W Feeds General Manager Kenny Hoffer tells The Bismarck Tribune that its building, as much as 60,000 bushels of corn and some feed products were destroyed in the Sunday night blaze. He didn't know the value of what was lost.

Hoffer says the building's up-to-date heat detection system went off around 7 p.m. Sunday.

Medina Fire Chief Brian Rau says firefighters believe the blaze started in the building's basement or first floor. It had been compromised by the time firefighters entered, so they concentrated on protecting nearby homes and structures.

Rau says an investigation is ongoing.

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