- Associated Press - Monday, June 26, 2017

HANKINSON, N.D. (AP) - A bearing on an auger system that moves corn is being blamed for a weekend fire at an ethanol plant in Hankinson.

The Daily News of Wahpeton reports (https://bit.ly/2td4Scj ) that the blaze occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m. Saturday. No one was hurt.

Fire departments from Hankinson, Wahpeton and Lidgerwood responded. Richland County Emergency Manager Brett Lambrecht says firefighters had things under control in about an hour.

The amount of damage wasn’t immediately known.

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Information from: Wahpeton Daily News, https://www.wahpetondailynews.com

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