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FNS Photo by John Stennes A Devils Lake firefighter monitors a hose aimed at a hotspot in the burning Dakota Dry Bean elevator Monday morning in Devils Lake.

Spontaneous combustion likely cause of Devils Lake elevator blaze


DEVILS LAKE — Spontaneous combustion is the likely cause of a fire this week that destroyed a Dakota Dry Bean elevator in Devils Lake.

However, the official cause of the Sunday night blaze is listed as undetermined, said Devils Lake Fire Chief Jim Moe.

“We ruled out arson. That leaves only three things, based on where the fire was found,” he said, explaining the source of the fire was in the upper section of the 90-foot-tall building.

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