150,000 Bushels Of Corn Smoldering In Grain Bin Fire

A grain bin fire is keeping four volunteer fire departments from two counties busy this afternoon.

Some 150,000 bushels of deer corn in the four story bin is smoldering. It started around 2:00 p.m. at the John Kearne Howard farm, that's on the Caswell Station Road outside of Dover.

Officials say they are going to have to pull all the grain out of the bin to extinguish the blaze. They expect to be on the scene for the next 12 to 24 hours.

Firefighters say they don't know how the fire began and so far there have been no injuries.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 24, 2010 at 06:00 AM
    Like a great big popcorn maker!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 24, 2010 at 05:58 AM
    Sara feed corn is ground up with additves.Deer corn is sold whole.
  • by Anonymous Location: JC on Apr 23, 2010 at 10:12 PM
    Actually every VFD in jones county including dover was toned out for this call. an im a member of a VFD in jones county. so to the person that made that pop corn joke how would u like it if that was your farm that was burning up?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 23, 2010 at 08:18 PM
    Im sorry it is in Jones County
  • by Anonymous on Apr 23, 2010 at 08:11 PM
    This fire is not in dupin county.. It is in Lenoir County
  • by Sara Location: Kinston on Apr 23, 2010 at 07:49 PM
    The article says that this was "deer" corn. What's the difference in "deer" corn and "feed" corn?
  • by JB Location: Dover on Apr 23, 2010 at 07:29 PM
    News flash to WITN how about getting the names to the fire departments involved and posting them.Thats part of the story.
  • by Anonymous Location: K TOWN on Apr 23, 2010 at 07:02 PM
    THIS TO ANONYMOUS, POPCORN JOKE HAHA WE ARE THE VOL FIRE DEPT THAT RUSH TO HELP YOU IN YOUR TIME OF NEED AND WE DONT EVEN GET PAYED FOR WE DO IT BCAUSE LIKE HELPING PEPOLE IN THEIR TIME OF NEED SO ENOUGH WITH THE JOKES IT IS PEPOLE LIKE YOU THAT GIVE THE VOL. FIRE DEPTS A BAD NAME SO IF YOU CAN'T PUT ANTHING ON THIS WEB SITE DO ME A FLAVOR AND DON'T PUT ANYTHING ON IT
  • by Anonymous on Apr 23, 2010 at 04:15 PM
    Oh, darn! I was gonna do the popcorn joke....too late!
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Apr 23, 2010 at 04:06 PM
    Good thing it was not pop-corn.
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