Fire damages former Midwest Grain Systems building in Kensington
Several fire departments responded to the fire.
Shortly after 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, the Kensington Fire Department was called to a building on fire on Highway 55 SW about a half a mile southeast of Kensington.
The building was identified as the Midwest Grain Systems building, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. It is owned by Joey Anderson, according to Brooke Knabe, who worked at Midwest Grain Systems. She said Johnson Jet-Line, owned by Chase Johnson, was renting the building while a new building was being constructed on Highway 27.
When the fire department arrived, the building was almost completely engulfed in flames, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Firefighters from five departments were eventually able to extinguish the flames. The cause of the fire is unknown and remains under investigation.
Other agencies responding included the Lowry Fire Department and First Responders, Brandon Fire Department, Evansville Fire Department, Hoffman Fire Department and Hoffman Ambulance.