Update: Investigators Determine Those Involved in Tuscola Grain Elevator Fire

Update: Investigators Determine Those Involved in Tuscola Grain Elevator Fire

Investigators with the Taylor County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate the cause of the grain elevator fire that happened on Wednesday, April 23 in Tuscola.
04/25/14 Update

Investigators with the Taylor County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate the cause of the grain elevator fire that happened on Wednesday, April 23 in Tuscola.

So far, investigators have determined both highs-school-aged adults and juveniles were involved with the fire.

However, at this time it is not believed the fire was intentionally set.


2:36 p.m. Update

Firefighters are continuing to watch a wooden structure used for loading and unloading grain in Tuscola to make certain what began as a large fire does not reignite.

Witnesses are now being questioned as firefighters continue to investigate the cause of the massive fire.

The structure is considered unstable and firefighters are keeping a close eye on any hot spots.

Fire departments from Tuscola, Lawn, Buffalo Gap and ECCA responded.


2:01 p.m. Update


The fire is now under control, though smoke can still be seen pouring from the structure.

Emergency services are on the scene, but at this time no injuries have been reported.

The grain elevator is located just a few blocks away from Jim Ned High School near 7th Street and Railroad Avenue.


Original Story

Firefighters in Tuscola are busy fighting a large fire.

A call came in around 1:15 p.m. that a grain elevator was fully engulfed in flames.

The Buffalo Gap and ECCA Fire Departments, among others, are all there fighting the flames.

We have crew at the scene and will post more information as it becomes available.

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