Elevator fire has taken 750,000 gallons of water
November 26, 2020
Nineteen days after the first call to the Superior East elevator on Oct. 31, the Superior Volunteer Fire Department reported having been at the fire scene for 81 hours and 56 minutes. Members of the local department had contributed 1,693 hours and 45 minutes. Other departments responding to the call for mutual aid had contributed 272 hours. Total hours invested through last Wednesday were 1,965 hours and 45 minutes.
And likely that was not the end of the commitment. Smoke was still drifting across Highway 8 on Wednesday as grain was being removed from the elevator.
In the first three days of the fire fight, 516,000 gallons of water were hauled to the elevator. More than 750,000 gallons had been hauled when the report was made on Thursday.
As of Thursday, the state fire marshal’s office was still investigating and had not issued a report.