Heat in Grain Silo Near Downtown Fort Worth Causing Alarm

By Frank Heinz
|  Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013  |  Updated 5:50 PM CDT
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Heat inside a Purina Brands grain silo near downtown Fort Worth is causing alarm. Fire officials are working to determine why temperatures are climbing inside the 5-story silo.

Ben Russell, NBC 5 News

Heat inside a Purina Brands grain silo near downtown Fort Worth is causing alarm. Fire officials are working to determine why temperatures are climbing inside the 5-story silo.

The temperature inside a grain silo near downtown Fort Worth caused alarm Tuesday afternoon, Fort Worth fire officials said.

The contents of the five-story grain elevator heated up for an unknown reason, the fire department said. Crews moved the grain, which relieved the problem.

The silo, which is managed by Purina Brands and is an active feed manufacturing facility, is located in the 1500 block of East Fourth Street, northeast of downtown Fort Worth.

The fire department will leave units to monitor the silo for a while.

We'll update this story with more information as soon as it's available. As this story is developing, elements may change.

NBC 5's Chris Van Horne contributed to this report.

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