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Water is sprayed Tuesday by the Jamestown Rural Fire Department on a grain dryer containing soybeans, at Gavilon Fertilizer LLC west of the city. Little to no damage was reported on the call. (John M. Steiner / The Sun)

JRFD responds to smoldering soybeans

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The Jamestown Rural Fire Department responded to a fire at Gavilon Fertilizer LLC at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday.

According to Fire Chief Rick Woehl, some soybeans in a dryer had begun smoldering and very little to no damage was done aside from some burnt beans.


“There were a couple of hot spots,” he said. “They basically just opened the vents and drained the soybeans out.”

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