Crews battle grain bin fire at SEMO Regional Port Authority

Crews on scene of grain fire at SEMO Regional Port Authority

SCOTT CITY, Mo. (KFVS) - Crews were called out to a grain bin fire at the SEMO Regional Port Authority on Tuesday evening, November 19.

Scott City and Cape Girardeau fire departments battled the fire at Midwest Grain.

Flames were showing from about halfway up the bin when crews arrived. Smoke was billowing out of the top of the bin.

The bin contained a residual soybean crop.

The Cape Girardeau Fire Department said maintenance crews were working on the grain bin.

When the maintenance crew was in the process of cutting the grain bin, sparks dropped down inside the bin and caught what was left of a soybean crop on fire.

Firefighters had to flood the grain bin with water to put the fire out.

The Cape Girardeau fire department said it was mainly an aerial fight.

According to the Cape Girardeau Fire Department, the fire started in the same bin that caught fire a few weeks ago.

Below is an image from the SkyCam Network. You can see the fire in Scott City from our SkyCam in Cape Girardeau.

Fire at the SEMO Regional Port Authority as seen from the KFVS SkyCam in Cape Girardeau. (Source: KFVS)
Fire at the SEMO Regional Port Authority as seen from the KFVS SkyCam in Cape Girardeau. (Source: KFVS) (Source: KFVS)

As of 6 p.m., the smoke was dissipating and the fire was out.

No one was injured in the incident.

Firefighters cleared the scene around 8 p.m.

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