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No one was hurt as flames destroyed a corn crib south of Broadlands Friday afternoon.

Peter Zurich was incident command for the Broadlands-Longview Fire Protection District. He said the call came in at 4:15 p.m. at 2420 East County Road 0 North. That's in Ayers Township just north of the Champaign-Douglas County line.

Zurich said the corn crib is a total loss, but crews made a "good save" on a nearby grain bin that was starting to take heat. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Broadlands-Longview was assisted by crews from Villa Grove, Sidney, Homer, Newman, Allerton, Arrow Ambulance and the Champaign County Sheriff's Office.

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Tim Ditman is a reporter at WDWS 1400-AM. His email is