Firefighters battle a corn silo fire for over 6 hours

Corn Fire

As harvest season quickly approaches, we are sure to start seeing more of this.

Before you encounter one of these fires, be sure you understand the structures themselves, the drying systems that often cause the fires, the conveying systems that can spread the fire, and the implications with fires in limited oxygen and dusty environments.


LAWRENCE, COUNTY, Ala. WHNT – Fire crews in Lawrence County battled a corn silo fire just north of Courtland on County Road 389.

Six fire departments responded including: Hillsboro, North Courtland, Town Creek and Hatton.

25-thousand barrels of corn were in the silo, when it caught fire late Friday evening.

By the 6 hour mark around 18-thousand gallons of water had already been used to put the fire out.

At around midnight on Friday, firefighters were still working to make sure the fire was contained.

The owners are hopeful they will be able to salvage some of the corn.

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