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Fire destroys grain at Frederick elevator

FREDERICK (AP) — A fire at a grain elevator in the northeastern South Dakota town of Frederick destroyed about 2,500 bushels of corn.

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The American News reports that the Tuesday morning blaze at the Frederick Farmers Elevator broke out in a grain dryer, about 35 feet above ground. Fire departments from Frederick and nearby Ellendale, N.D., responded.

Frederick Fire Chief Kevin Barton says there were about 5,000 bushels of corn in the dryer and half of it was destroyed. A damage estimate was not immediately available.

No one was hurt. The cause of the fire was not immediately determined.