50 Years Ago Six fire Departments battle Lovewell fire

LOVEWELL ELEVATOR FIRE

In May of 1974, firemen from six Kansas and Nebraska fire departments battled a Saturday evening blaze at the Scoular-Bishop Grain Company in Lovewell but were unable to save the wooden elevator house.

It was approximately 5:30 that afternoon when a passerby reported smoke and fire coming from the top of the elevator. By 7:30 p.m., most of the old-style, wooden structure had been consumed.

The Formoso Fire Department was the first on the scene and prevented the fire from spreading to adjoining buildings and the firm's office. A gasoline pump near the office and the office building both caught...

 

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