Corn crib burns down Sunday


June 6th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A burn pile fanned by gusty winds caused a corn crib to be destroyed Sunday morning, on the outskirts of Walnut. Walnut Fire Chief Justen Tooley told KJAN News the call from 5327 Whippoorwill Road, just northeast of town, came in at around 8:15-a.m.

Tooley says a tennant on the land had dug a hole last week to burn brush and other debris or trash, and thought it would be contained, but the embers from the fire flew into a corn crib which, Tooley says, was destined to be torn down. When firefighters arrived on the scene, the storage bin had already burned to the ground.

No injuries were reported. Crews remained on the scene for about one-half hour.