Multiple agencies fight large grain elevator fire in Clinton
CLINTON, Minn. – Firefighters from multiple agencies battled a large fire at a grain elevator in western Minnesota, where some residents were evacuated.
According to Big Stone County Sheriff Mark Brown, crews were called shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday to the grain elevator, which had become engulfed in flames.
Officials in Clinton, with a population of about 500 people near the South Dakota border, declared a civil emergency by midday.
Residents were advised not to use water, roads were closed and those living within three blocks were told to evacuate.