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Firefighters Still Don't Know Cause Of Elevator Fire

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Firefighters from three different fire departments are still busy Monday subduing a fire at a grain elevator which started Sunday evening in the small town of Kaylor.

John Sedlaeck has been using the grain elevator in Kaylor for nearly fifty years.

He was in Tyndall Sunday night and says the flames were visible there, over 15 miles away.

With harvest around the corner Sedlaeck says he is a little worried about where farmers in the community will go to store their crops.

Sedlaeck's farm is less than five miles away and he says that it would really hurt him if he has to go elsewhere for storage.

Scotland, Menno and Tyndall fire departments have been on scene overnight and are still controlling the fire as it burns itself out.

Scotland Fire Chief Bob Green says with the wind coming up Monday crews are going to sit and baby sit the fire to keep it under control.

Fire crews used 25,000 gallons of water to finally put the fire out but for crews the biggest challenge wasn't getting the fire out, it was getting those 25,000 gallons to Kaylor which doesn't have its own water supply.

Firefighters had 5 to 6 trucks constantly hauling water in from Scotland and were later able to tap into a nearby water system.

Due to the nature of the fire, Chief Green says it could be impossible to determine a definite cause.

The team effort of the fire departments saved the storage bins and Sedlaeck hopes that same team work will allow this community to bounce back.

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