Daily Journal masthead

Privately owned grain elevator burns down in Ward County; owner loses thousands of bushels


SAWYER, North Dakota — A privately owned grain elevator in Ward County has burned down.

KXMC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1Pg8JFX ) the former Sawyer Farmers Coop Elevator was destroyed by a fire that began shortly before 6 a.m. on Sunday.

Firefighters from Sawyer, Velva and the Minot Rural Fire Department were on the scene for hours, trying to keep the fire from spreading from the main elevator structure to nearby bins and auger equipment.

Owner Nathan Smith says he had tens of thousands of bushels of peas, barley and wheat in the elevator but he was unsure how much the loss would cost him.

Smith says it was sad to see it burn, especially since it was one of the first storage facilities he purchased for his farming operation about 15 years ago.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)





Follow Daily Journal:

All content copyright ©2015 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.