- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 18, 2018

SUPERIOR, Minn. (AP) - Superior firefighters battled a large grain elevator fire, the city’s second largest blaze this year.

The Star Tribune reports the former Globe Elevator burned Monday afternoon about 1 mile (1.61 kilometers) north of downtown Superior.

Superior Mayor Jim Paine said on Facebook that the elevator will “burn for a while,” adding that there were no injuries.

Port Authority spokeswoman Adele Yorde says Globe Elevator closed in 1988 but that there’s been at least one company recuperating century old white pine wood for resale.

Battalion Chief Scott Gordon says only one piece of machinery was salvaged out of the estimated $10 million worth of wood reclamation equipment.

The cause of the blaze was not immediately known.

The city’s largest fire happened on April 26 when an oil refinery explosion sent shrapnel into a tank of asphalt.


Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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