Shoal Creek Firefighters responded Sunday, at 5:03 p.m., to a report of a grain bin motor fire at a farm on Bohle Avenue north of Greenville. According to Firefighter Julie Leneave, The grain bin was full of corn, approximately 35,000 bushels. The fire started in the dryer motor and the air flow system sucked the fire into the bin.
Firefighters were assisted by area farmers in unloading all the corn from the bin into semi-trucks, farm trucks, and wagons. Approximately 15,000 bushels were damaged by fire, smoke, and water. The exact cause of the fire is unknown.
Mulberry Grove Firefighters provided mutual aid with manpower and a grain bin rescue trailer, Greenville Firefighters responded to a call for mutual aid with manpower, and Coffeen Firefighters also provided mutual aid with manpower and light towers.
There were no injuries and firefighters were on the scene about 6 ½ hours.