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Granary destroyed in fire near Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER -- A granary near Bridgewater was destroyed Monday after sparks from a garbage fire ignited inside the building. About 20 firefighters from Bridgewater and Emery responded to a fire call around noon Monday and found a 30-foot tall gra...

BRIDGEWATER - A granary near Bridgewater was destroyed Monday after sparks from a garbage fire ignited inside the building.

About 20 firefighters from Bridgewater and Emery responded to a fire call around noon Monday and found a 30-foot tall granary engulfed in flames about one mile north of Bridgewater, according to the Bridgewater Fire Department.

The granary, owned by Gerald Wollman, and the estimated 800 bushels of soybeans inside caught flame when sparks from a garbage fire blew into the structure.

The fire was under control in about 20 minutes, authorities said, but firefighters stayed on site for a couple hours as the beans continued to smoulder.

There were no injuries, but the granary and beans were destroyed. An estimated cost of the damages was not available, but authorities said the granary was an old building and is not expected to be replaced.

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