UPDATE: Crews brave cold to battle grain dryer fire in Ross

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ROSS, N.D. – Fire crews worked Thursday morning to contain a fire that broke out inside a grain dryer in the town of Ross.

Multiple fire crews braved bitter cold temperatures Thursday in tackling the fire that broke out at the United Quality Cooperative elevator.

Deputies with Mountrail County arrived on scene around 8:30 a.m. for a call of a grain dryer that had caught fire.

Fire crews from Tioga, Stanley, and New Town worked together to battle the fire.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol is advising motorists to look out for poor visibility as strong winds carried the smoke over Highway 2.

No one was hurt, and the only other reported damage was to another dryer next to the flames.

The situation could have escalated. Luckily, the fire did not spread to nearby fuel tanks.

Most of the flames were knocked down around 2 p.m.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


ORIGINAL STORY: Fire crews have spent Thursday morning working to put out a fire at an elevator near the town of Ross.

The fire appears to be centralized to the middle of the structure.

Details are limited at this time, including the cause of the fire and which agencies have responded.

Your News Leader has a crew on scene and will have more information as it becomes available.