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Grain dryer damaged by fire near Gordonsville

Firefighters remove grain from the grain dryer Wednesday morning south of Glenville—Sam Wilmes/Albert Lea Tribune

Firefighters remove grain from the grain dryer Wednesday morning south of Glenville—Sam Wilmes/Albert Lea Tribune

GORDONSVILLE — Firefighters from multiple agencies responded to a grain dryer fire Wednesday morning at a rural farm south of Glenville.

The grain dryer, at Anderson Farms, 82632 110th St., was deemed a total loss by the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office.

There were approximately 2,400 to 2,500 bushels of corn inside the structure when the fire started, said farmer Nick Anderson. He said the corn was a total loss.

Anderson said damage is estimated at approximately $300,000.

Smoke billows out of a grain dryer at 82632 110th St. Wednesday morning. — Sam Wilmes/Albert Lea Tribune

Smoke billows out of a grain dryer at 82632 110th St. Wednesday morning. — Sam Wilmes/Albert Lea Tribune

The cause of the fire is unknown. No injuries were reported.

The Myrtle Fire Department was the responding agency. The Glenville Fire Department, Hayward Fire Department, London Fire Department, Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office and Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services assisted on-scene.

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Sam Wilmes covers crime, courts and government for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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