Site Of Northrop Grain Elevator Fire Cleared After Around 60 Hours On Scene
After around 60 hours, crews were finally able to clear the scene of the Northrop Grain Elevator fire.
Around 7:30 Sunday night, the tear down of the elevator was completed.
Firefighters say the structure is currently in pieces in a nearby cornfield, where it will continue to be monitored.
Around 54 fire departments around the state assisted at the scene, some coming from over 100 miles away.
Crews first responded Thursday after grain dust ignited, causing the top half of the elevator to explode.
That followed with the elevator catching fire early Friday morning. The fire wasn't fully contained until yesterday.
Despite a few cases of minor frostbite, no firefighters were seriously injured.