- Associated Press - Sunday, December 21, 2014

RINGWOOD, Ill. (AP) - It took firefighters in northern Illinois more than nine hours to put out a grain bin fire that destroyed $2,500 worth of corn.

McHenry Township Fire Protection District officials say the fire was early Friday in the village of Ringwood. The Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake reports (https://bit.ly/1GJoaDi ) that smoke was coming from the top and sides of the 30-foot-wide bin when firefighters arrived. It was half full of about 25,000 bushels of corn.

There were no injuries and the bin wasn’t damaged.

Officials say they think a drying machine may have been the source of the blaze.

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Information from: The Northwest Herald, https://www.nwherald.com

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