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Fire destroys Madison County potato cellar

Published On: Oct 16 2012 10:24:54 AM CDT
Updated On: Oct 16 2012 11:59:12 AM CDT
potato cellar fire

Fire caused an estimated $250,000 in damage to a potato cellar near Plano on Monday night.

REXBURG, Idaho -

Fire caused an estimated $250,000 in damage to a potato cellar near Plano on Monday night.

Rexburg-Madison Emergency Services Chief Mikel Walker said firefighters were called to the cellar at 5000 North and 6000 West at about 10:30 pm.

Fifteen firefighters were on the scene until around 4 a.m. Tuesday. He said the cause of the fire was under investigation.  No one was hurt, but the cellar was a complete loss.

The cellar was owned by Jeff Raybould, and the potatoes stored inside by grower Bryan Larson. The value of the potatoes was set at between $160,000 and $180,000.

We'll have more on this fire tonight at 5 and 6 on Local News 8 and 5:30 on KIDK Eyewitness News.

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