- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

FRANCISCO, Ind. (AP) - A grain bin fire that drew dozens of firefighters has been extinguished.

Princeton Daily Clarion and WFIE-TV report the fire broke out shortly after noon Tuesday afternoon at Wabash Valley Grain LLC in Francisco, about 25 miles north of Evansville. It wasn’t extinguished until several hours later.

The number of mostly volunteer firefighters at the blaze grew to about 30 at one point. Medical personnel rotated them in and out of an ambulance to provide them relief. Crews from at least eight departments responded to the blaze.

Authorities say flames were shooting out of grain bin when crews first arrived. They say the grain bin contained about 75,000 bushels of corn.

Sheriff’s deputies went door to door to inform nearly residents of a voluntary evacuation.


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