Grain elevator fire at CHS Pekin Grain Terminal, firefighters on scene

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PEKIN Ill.- Pekin Firefighters are on scene for a grain elevator fire off Front Street near Route 29 along the Illinois River.

The Pekin Fire Department got a call around 6 a.m. for a potential elevator grain fire. Crews on scene say they saw small explosions coming from the top a grain terminal on site.

The Pekin Fire Department says there isn’t a lot of visible activity going on from the outside. However, on the inside of the grain terminal, firefighters say an elevator belt burnt through and released its own fire. Crews are currently on scene trying to brainstorm safe ways to gain access to the top of the terminal to extinguish flames.

The Pekin Fire Department has closed off Front Street to gain water access.

No injuries have been reported.

LIVE: Active grain elevator fire in Pekin on Front St. near Route 29 along Illinois River. Ali Reid is live there with updates.

Posted by WMBD on Thursday, June 27, 2019

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