Rural Fires Fought Near Fairmont 30 Oct 13

The Fairmont Fire Department was called out several times Monday night and into Tuesday morning to battle harvest-related fires. The first call for a grain bin fire at Lunz Farms in rural Fairmont was received shortly after 6pm Monday, and several other area fire departments helped battle that blaze until around midnight. The fire reignited later in the night, however, and Fairmont firefighters were called back at around 2am and again at 7:30am Tuesday. The total amount of damage is estimated at around $55,000. Another fire call was then received at around 11am Tuesday for a dryer fire at Dutch Creek Farms in rural Fairmont. Total damages from that fire are being estimated at around $10,000. No injuries were reported from any of the fire calls.