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Canadian Village Still in Shock after Elevator Fire

Village was temporarily evacuated and placed under state of emergency during blaze

The mayor of Marengo, SK, says the village is still in shock almost a week after a major fire at Providence Grain Solutions grain elevator, reports CBC.

The local fire chief says crews responded so well to the blaze and he hopes to use video footage of their response to train people.

"All the metal grain bins are still standing, the newer part of the elevator that they built within the last five or six years is still standing, but the wooden original part of the elevator has all burned," Marengo Mayor Travis McKillop told CBC. "It's just a pile of mixed grain lying there with the scrap metal."

The village was temporarily evacuated and placed under a state of emergency after the fire broke out on the night of Oct. 8.

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