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Firefighters battle fire in grain silo in Zephyrhills

Posted: 12:24 PM, Aug 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-13 06:32:43Z

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. -- Pasco County firefighters battled a fire at a grain silo in Zephyrhills on Sunday morning, officials said.

The fire occurred at 40140 Lynbrook Drive in Zephyrhills, Pasco County Fire Rescue Division Chief Shawn Whited said in a news release.

Crews from both Pasco County Fire Rescue and the City of Zephyrhills attacked the fire. It took over five hours for the fire to be contained.

Officials say the center of the silo collapsed and was smoldering from the one million pounds of corn that was inside.

Two firefighters were taken to the hospital with heat exhaustion. They are expected to fully recover.