Corn Cob Mountain Fire In Washington County Reported Under Control

The corn cob mountain in Washington County that caught fire Sunday was reported under control as of noon Monday.

Firemen were called back Monday morning around 8 a.m., after they had left around 4 a.m., having battled the smoldering fire the previous 18 hours.

It’s not confirmed how the 17,000 ton pile of corn cobs ignited. Arson has been ruled out, spontaneous combustion or lightning could have been a factor.

The top was scraped, and a smaller pile remains smoldering. Company officials are working to determine how much product can be salvaged for production.