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Devastating Grain Elevator Fire in Clinton

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Firefighters from more than a half-dozen western Minnesota communities battled a grain elevator fire Sunday in Clinton, Minn. The fire forced some nearby residents to evacuate their homes. 75 people had been evacuated from homes within three blocks of the grain elevator.

Residents were also asked to minimize water use. Crews had been battling the flames since mid-morning. There were 4-5 tankers making trips back and forth to supply water to battle the raging fire. The emergency evacuation was in place until 8 pm last night. There have been no reports of injuries. The elevator was the heart of the small farming community, and it’s a devastating loss.