Second fire in less than a week at Carlton farm’s grain facility

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 October 2014 at 10:01 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
CARLTON – Firefighters were dispatched at about 8:30 this morning to a fire at the grain facility at Lynn-Ette and Sons Farms, 1512 Kent Rd.

The fire was quickly put out in the central tower of the grain drying and storage facility for the farm. This is the second fire in less than a week at the site. The other one was on Thursday morning.

Darren Roberts, co-owner of the farm, said the central tower would be emptied of corn today while a crew investigates what is causing the problem.

Roberts said the farm is using more propane this season to dry corn. The wet fields has delayed harvesting by about a month. Roberts said the corn has been wet, requiring more heat to dry.

Carlton and Kendall firefighters were on the scene this morning.