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Firefighters battle blaze at Ada elevator

Firefighters battle a fire at the grain elevator at Ada, Minn., Thursday night. Nick Wagner | Special to Forum News Service
News Bemidji,Minnesota 56619
Bemidji Pioneer
Firefighters battle blaze at Ada elevator
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

ADA, Minn. – Crews from multiple counties and towns battled flames at a grain elevator on east Main Street here Thursday night.

Firefighters had been battling the blaze since at least 7 p.m. said an official with the Norman County Sheriff’s Department.

Minnesota fire crews from Moorhead, Ulen, Twin Valley, Gary, Shelly, Hendrum, Borup, as well as several others, were assisting. Water tanker trucks were bringing extra water to the scene to assist firefighters.

Flames were visible from at least 10 miles away.

It was unknown whether anyone had to be evacuated from the area near the elevator as the fire raged on.

As of 9 p.m., one of the buildings attached to the elevator appeared to have caved in, and burning, smoldering rubble could be seen. Flames could still be seen coming from the 10-story building, along with thick, heavy smoke.

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