Firefighters called to smoldering fertilizer fire in Roelyn

Firefighters and plant personnel work on a way to extinguish a smoldering fertilizer fire Friday afternoon at the NEW Cooperative plant in Roelyn. The fire, which was in an elevator structure several stories above the ground, was apparently started by sparks from maintenance work. Crews from Moorland and Callender, as well as the Webster County Sheriff’s Department, were on the scene for several hours.