Hefty Seed warehouse in Hurdsfield burns to ground


June 12, 2023

In this photo taken in the midst of the blaze, the Hefty Seed warehouse structure just east of Hurdsfield is rapidly consumed by flames. The building was a complete loss, and manager Chad Weckerly is busy trying to get a new facility in place. (Photo courtesy of Goodrich Rural Fire Dept.)

A Hefty Seed chemical warehouse in Hurdsfield, N.D. was destroyed after flames consumed the structure on Friday, June 2.

No one was injured, but emergency responders and Hefty Seed personnel were forced to go to great lengths to contain the blaze, which was releasing a plume of toxic smoke into the air and posed serious environmental risks.

Chad Weckerly, manager of Hefty Seed's locations in Hu...

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