Owners to rebuild elevators after Craigmont fire

Published On: May 14 2013 08:16:38 AM PDT
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The owners of three grain elevators in the small northern Idaho town of Craigmont that were destroyed by fire say they intend to rebuild.

The structures were burned to the ground in a blaze that ignited Sunday in a garbanzo bean elevator.

Hinrichs Trading Co. President Phil Hinrichs told the Lewiston Tribune his company is committed to staying in the community and building a great facility.

There were no serious injuries caused by the fire, which destroyed five structures and covered an area the size of two city blocks. The fire burned so hot that it melted vinyl siding on nearby homes.

A state fire marshal is expected to begin an investigation Tuesday into the cause of the fire. An assessment of the damage has not yet been determined.