Craigmont fire smoldering one week later

Craigmont fire smoldering one week later

Craigmont fire smoldering one week later

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 21 at 1:31 PM

CRAIGMONT, Idaho-- The week-old rubble left behind by a fire in Craigmont continued to smolder Monday according to authorities at the scene.

The May 12th fire destroyed five buildings including three grain elevators in the small town.

Fire officials said the Hinrich Trading Company area has been released back to the company and their insurance company for cleanup. The Columbia Grain property will be released as soon as their area is secure according to Lewis County leaders.

Volunteer firemen have remained on the scene since the fire. Officials said fire crews are providing around-the-clock security.

They also said that the rubble continues to smolder more than one week later. A couple thousand bushels of grain are smoldering on the Columbia Grain land. Officials said the grain will be dealt with when the company begins cleaning up.

The Idaho State Fire Marshal surveyed the scene last week. No cause for the fire has been determined.

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