Update: Fire Destroys Charlotte Grain Elevator
A fire destroyed the Citizens grain elevator in Charlotte Thursday morning. Eyewitnesses tell FOX 47 they heard an explosion before flames broke out in the building at 421 North Cochran Avenue.
Charlotte Fire Chief Kevin Fullerton says firefighting crews and equipment were called from Olivet, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, Potterville and Vermontville to help his department fight the fire.
The crews used four aerial tankers to pump four-thousand gallons of water a minute on the flames.
Chief Fullerton says all workers got out safely and there were no injuries.
The elevator is considered a total loss.
Crews from six municipal fire departments are fighting a large fire in the Citizens Grain elevator in Charlotte. Eyewitnesses tell us a large explosion was heard and then flames broke out.
Firefighters expect to be on the scene for hours.
Crews from multiple fire departments are fighting a large fire in the Citizens Grain elevator in Charlotte.
What's on fire has not yet been identified, but emergency author ties are urging people to avoid the area of North Cochran Road, north of Lawrence Highway.
Photo Courtesy of Cassandra Hunt.