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Smoldering corn causes smoking silo

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WEST POINT, Iowa (AP) -- Fire officials say smoldering corn apparently sent smoke billowing out of a silo near West Point in southeast Iowa.

Fire crews from three departments responded to a call Thursday morning that the silo was on fire, but they found only smoke.

No injuries were reported.

Fort Madison firefighter Drew Weisinger says crews pumped at least 8,000 gallons of a combination of water and foam to the 70-foot silo, which contained wet corn.

A damage estimate was not immediately available.

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Information from: The Hawk Eye, http://www.thehawkeye.com

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