Columbus Firefighters Battle Grain Bin Blaze In Frigid Temperatures

(Columbus) The Columbus Fire Department responded to a grain bin fire overnight. Crews responded at 11:45pm to N949 County Road N in the Town of Hampden. Upon arrival, flames 20-feet high were shooting out of the grain bin. There were one thousand bushels of corn inside. The corn and bin were a total loss but grain in an adjacent bin was able to be salvaged. Columbus Fire Public Information Officer Jared Fox says the frigid temperatures made battling the blaze a challenge as the ground was an ice skating rink and the galvanized metal quickly froze. There were no injuries. The scene was cleared after four-and-a-half hours. Columbus received mutual assistance from Sun Prairie, Rio, DeForest, Doylestown, Arlington, Truax Field, Randolph, Reeseville and Beaver Dam.