Child care centers, residences, Marion Senior Center, and Marion County Courthouse were evacuated for 2½ hours Thursday in response to a fire at the Cooperative Grain and Supply grain elevator in Marion.
Smoke was billowing from a drive-through bay at the elevator as Marion firefighters arrived about 10:30 a.m. Units from Hillsboro and Florence arrived a short time later, and Marion police blocked traffic on both ends of S. 3rd. St.
Evacuations of people within a two-block radius of the elevator began shortly after 11 a.m.
(Read more: Marion Record)