Fire in an ammunition storage bin at Crane Army Ammunition Activity

CRANE — Navy Fire Department is monitoring a fire after an ammunition storage bin at the munitions demilitarization area of Crane Army Ammunition Activity caught fire Tuesday night.

According to the Public and Congressional Affairs officer Marshall Howell, firefighters determined that the best course of action was to let the controlled fire burn itself out.

The fire started at approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday in an outside munitions storage bin. Army employees reported the fire and firefighters were able to quickly contain the blaze.

Workers were evacuated from the area. There is no danger to the public.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Firefighters will continue to monitor the blaze as they wait for it to burn out.