Crews working to determine cause of Darke County grain bin fire

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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Crews respond to grain bin fire in Darke County

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Firefighters are working to determine what caused a Darke County grain bin to catch fire Sunday evening.

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Crews worked throughout the night and into Monday morning to put out fire located in a grain bin in the 10500 block of U.S. 127 north of state Route 47 in Ansonia.

Flames were still showing around 3:45 a.m., but by 10 a.m. crews were being released from the scene.

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The grain bin reportedly holds about 9,000 bushels, but was only half full at the time of the fire.

The owner told News Center 7 that the bin is only four years old and that it is insured.

He said his yield this season was probably just over 50% of the normal yield.

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The cost of the damage is still being determined.

Ansonia, Versailles, Rossburg and Greenville Twp. were among the crews that responded.

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