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File Photo: A dust fire engulfed the United Co-op Thursday afternoon in Rushmore, as eight fire departments fought to contain the blaze. The elevator was destroyed. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

Fire destroys elevator

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RUSHMORE -- Nine area fire departments spent the better part of Thursday afternoon battling a blaze that consumed the United Farmers Cooperative grain elevator in Rushmore and required residents from two neighboring houses to be evacuated. No injuries were reported, although at least one ambulance crew was called because of concerns of potential heat exhaustion among firefighters.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at www.farmbleat.areavoices.com.
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