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East Prairie grain bin complex burns

Thursday, October 2, 2008

EAST PRAIRIE -- A grain bin complex caught on fire early today in Mississippi County, destroying at least one building.

About 4:30 a.m. today, East Prairie Fire Department responded to a blaze at Mount Level Farms located on East Main Street just outside city limits.

"It destroyed one large building where grain was being stored," said East Prairie Police Chief Danny Lafferty. "It's still smoldering, and they'll be out there today, keeping things cooled."

Lafferty said the cause of the fire is unknown but officials do know mile was being stored in the bins. No one was reportedly injured, he said.

Responding to the scene were East Prairie Fire Department, Anniston Fire Department and Charleston Department of Public Safety.

No further information was available at press time.