Feb 07, 2022

Fire Destroys Elevator at Columbia Grain in Belgrade, MT

Only 25 minutes after crews arrived on the scene, the main leg of the elevator collapsed

A Friday morning fire collapsed multiple structures at the Columbia Grain facility in downtown Belgrade, MT.

Officials said the main building of the Columbia Grain facility appeared to be a total loss.

According to a press release, at 7:09 a.m. emergency crews received reports of smoke from a grain elevator. Emergency personnel identified fire coming from the grain elevator located in the 100 block of Northern Pacific Avenue.

Approximately 25 minutes after arrival, the main leg of the elevator collapsed, and crews moved to defensive fire operations.

Emergency crews remained on scene throughout the day. Crews were challenged by gaining access to the seat of the fire, and heavy equipment was ordered to the scene.

Upon arrival, excavators began to move materials through the scene allowing crews to extinguish hot spots.

There are no injuries reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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