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By Jana Mathia
Whitman County Gazette 

McCoy opens after damage


September 3, 2020

ROSALIA — Rosalia Fire District No. 7 responded to multiple smoldering fires at McCoy Grain Terminal on Saturday afternoon.

The fires caused “significant damage” to the structure, with fires from one end to the other which shut down operation of the facility, Fire Chief Bill Tensfeld said.

Access was a big problem, as the smoldering fires appeared in the intake and load-out side and the dust collector, he said.

“Dust is so explosive,” Tensfeld said.

Despite the damage, McCoy Elevator and Rail Terminal should be operating by the end of the week, according to Pacific Northwest C...

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