FIRST ON KHQ: Grain Elevator Fire In Odessa - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

NEW DETAILS: Grain Elevator Fire In Odessa; VIEW THE SLIDESHOW

Posted: Updated:
Photo From KHQ Viewer Paul Scheller Photo From KHQ Viewer Paul Scheller
© Photo taken on Wednesday morning, the day after the fire © Photo taken on Wednesday morning, the day after the fire

ODESSA, Wash. (AP) - A fire destroyed a grain elevator at Odessa and damaged the wheat, barley and canola stored inside.
    
Odessa Fire Chief Don Strebeck estimates damage to the Odessa Union Warehouse Cooperative at more than $500,000.
    
He says it was about a quarter full with 15,000 bushels of grain, worth about $120,000. After the damaged grain is scraped away, the remaining grain may be salvaged as animal feed.
    
Strebeck says the fire broke out at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday and destroyed the tall silo and an attached older wooden building. No evacuations were necessary. Fire hoses stretched across railroad tracks briefly blocked a train.
    
The cause of the fire has not been determined, but Strebeck says it's not suspicious.

PREVIOUS STORY:

ODESSA, Wash. - On Tuesday night firefighters battled a massive fire at a grain elevator in Odessa. 

The fire started around 8:00pm Tuesday night at the Odessa Union Warehouse and firefighters told our crews on scene that the plan of attack is to let the fire burn itself out through the night in an effort to salvage the grain inside. They say more water will do more harm than the fire. We are told the elevators contain wheat, barley, and canola.

Though a cause has not yet been determined, officials say there is no indication this fire is suspicious. 

  • PHOTOS: Harvest 2014

    PHOTOS: Harvest 2014

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:23:55 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - One of the great parts about living in Spokane, is if you head out of town in any direction, you're going to run into some beautiful farm land. I grew up south of Spokane, near Plaza, and one of my favorite things to do was to sit on the porch at night and stare south towards Rosalia at all of the rolling hills of wheat, lentils, barley and peas. More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - One of the great parts about living in Spokane, is if you head out of town in any direction, you're going to run into some beautiful farm land. I grew up south of Spokane, near Plaza, and one of my favorite things to do was to sit on the porch at night and stare south towards Rosalia at all of the rolling hills of wheat, lentils, barley and peas. More >>
  • PHOTOS: Severe storm batters Inland Northwest

    PHOTOS: Severe storm batters Inland Northwest

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-08-14 00:21:27 GMT
    KHQ.COM - A severe thunderstorm moved through the Inland Northwest Tuesday afternoon. More >>
    KHQ.COM - A severe thunderstorm moved through the Inland Northwest Tuesday afternoon. The storm a brought haboob-like dust storm that rolled through Ritzville area before eventually making its way through Spokane. The National Weather Service officially classified the dust cloud as a haboob.  INSIDE>>>|SLIDESHOW| Power outage updates|More >>
  • PHOTOS: Storm damage around the Inland Northwest

    PHOTOS: Storm damage around the Inland Northwest

    Monday, August 4 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-08-04 19:36:15 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Another powerful storm rolled through the Inland Northwest over the weekend, leaving a trail of destruction and debris behind. More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Another powerful storm rolled through the Inland Northwest over the weekend, leaving a trail of destruction and debris behind. Trees fell on houses and power lines, and thousands lost power. INSIDE>>>|SLIDESHOW|Submit your pics|Current power outages|More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.