March 14, 2018 |
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Fire Reported at Empty Grain Elevator in Missouri

A trash fire was set in two 50-gallon barrels

Fire Reported at Empty Grain Elevator in Missouri

According to a report at Ozarks First, trash fire set in two 50-gallon barrels in a vacant grain elevator brought out Springfield, MO, firefighters this morning to National and Chestnut Expressway.

Springfield Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Stinnett said smoke was reported up to the third floor and flames were showing on the first floor, but no significant damage was done.

A fire marshal is investigating the cause. 

The 50-story building, notable for the multistory Nativity mural painted on its north side, has been occupied at times by transients and homeless people. 

"It is safe to say that whoever built the fire didn't have any business being in the building," Stinnett said.

No injuries were reported from the fire.

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