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Fire at Preston grain silo requiring assistance from Cache Valley

By Faith Heaton | Posted - Mar. 7, 2012 at 10:57 p.m.


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PRESTON, Idaho — The Cache Valley Fire Department was recruited to assist Preston, Idaho, firefighters Thursday afternoon when a grain silo went up in flames.

At 3:40 p.m., Cache County dispatchers received the call from Franklin County requesting as many trucks as possible.

The silo belongs to Franklin County Grain Growers, Inc., located at 264 S. State Street in Preston. Eyewitnesses reported that the building was engulfed in smoke and flames.

Some of the responding fire crews took a defensive position and began soaking the silo and surrounding buildings took keep the fire from spreading, and eventually got it under control.

Investigators believe a conveyor belt overheated and started the fire.

Nobody was hurt.

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Faith Heaton

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