- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

GRANDIN, N.D. (AP) - A morning fire has destroyed a grain elevator in eastern North Dakota.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says windy conditions contributed to the intensity and magnitude of the fire that began after 9:30 a.m. Monday at Grandin’s Hubbard Feeds. The winds were so strong that firefighters struggled to contain the blaze for some time.

The sheriff’s office says the fire is 90 percent contained and the structure “appears to be a complete loss.”

The cause of the fire has not been determined. A number of area homes were evacuated as a precaution.

One firefighter suffered an injury while at the scene. Firefighters from at least nine departments responded to the scene, about 30 miles north of Fargo.

Firefighters will remain at the facility through the night to monitor the scene.

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