Firefighters battle silo fire in frigid temps


A silo fire north of Bowling Green Wednesday caused little damage, but the weather created problems for
“The cold was tremendous trying to fight this fire,” said Bill Moorman, chief of the Bowling Green Fire
The Center Township Fire Department called the BGFD at 2:26 p.m., requesting its aerial truck for the
fire at 10300 Gallier Road.
The truck was needed to put water on the top of the concrete silo, Moorman said.
The old silo had not been used for four years and was full of chopped corn stalks, he said.
“The conditions were harsh,” Moorman said.
Crews decided to halt extinguishing attempts.
Moorman said he could not be sure of the cause of the fire, but it could have been spontaneous
Bowling Green crews left the scene 90 minutes later at 3:54 p.m.
Keeping personnel warm was quite a battle and one hose froze but crews adapted, Moorman said.
The fire was still smoldering when crews left, but Moorman said he was hoping the water would seep down
and take care of the issue.
The homeowner decided to evacuate cattle from a nearby barn elsewhere for safety reasons.
The Pemberville-Freedom Fire Department also was called to bring its tanker truck.

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