Several fire departments battle fire at grain processing plant

Published: Aug. 22, 2012 at 12:59 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 22, 2012 at 4:37 PM CDT
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CAIRO, IL (KFVS) - Several fire departments were called to an early morning fire at a grain elevator in Cairo along the Ohio River Wednesday.

Firefighters say it started about 4:45 a.m.  Fire crews say the fire could have sparked when a rotator belt caught fire and the fire spread to the grain below it at the Bunge Oil Processing Plant. However, no official cause of the fire has been released.

The fire spread to about the size of a football field. The fire has been extinguished.

At least five fire departments from Cairo, Mounds, Mound City, Wickliffe, and Horseshoe Lake were called to battle the fire.

No one was injured.

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