LOGANSPORT, IN – No injuries were reported in a Sept. 8 fire that damaged a silo at Cole Hardwood.

The reported 42,000-cubic-foot silo held sawdust that was burned as fuel to generate steam heat for the company’s dry kilns, according to the Pharos-Tribune. It took Logansport firefighters six hours and 200,000 gallons of water to extinguish the fire.

The newspaper quoted Randy Cole, co-owner of the lumber company, as saying that safety valves integrated into the dust collection system prevented a potential serious explosion.

“I’m just happy no one got hurt,” Cole told the paper.

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