Crews respond to fire at south Lincoln grain elevator

Emergency crews responded Thursday morning to a reported fire at a south Lincoln grain elevator. 
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Emergency crews responded Thursday morning to a reported fire at a south Lincoln grain elevator.

Lincoln Fire & Rescue arrived at AGP Grain Marketing near 10th and Arapahoe St. around 7:30 a.m.

Fire officials told Channel 8 Eyewitness News they found a moderate amount of smoke coming from one the dump pits at the elevator.

Officials said there was some material smoldering in the pit. They weren’t able to immediately put it out due to fears that the dust around the grain could ignite and cause an explosion.

“Sometimes the more you do the worse it can get,” said Floyd Miller with Battalion 2. “At this time we’re just evaluating. If there’s no active fire, it’s a smoldering mechanism within the pit, and the more dust you stir up the more potential you can have an explosion… with this large facility here’s that’s the last thing we want.”

Officials said there is no threat to traffic on nearby Hwy. 2.

Crews will remain on the scene to monitor the situation.

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