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Dust-Related Fire at Sugar Plant Injures 2 Workers

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A blaze ignited on Tuesday at the Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative sugar beet processing plant in North Dakota.

Crews from several area fire departments were dispatched to the Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative sugar beet processing facility in Wahpeton, ND on Tuesday morning after a fire ignited, local news organizations reported.

Firefighters were called to the site around 5:25 a.m. The company told the Wahpeton Daily News that the blaze was found in a coal boiler’s vacuum dust system. Fire officials interviewed by the newspaper said damages were isolated to the coal boiler room and a portion of the facility’s roof and insulation.

Two workers received minor injuries during the incident, but were not transported to a hospital, Richland County Sheriff Larry Leshovsky said in coverage by news radio station KFGO.

Firefighters cleared the scene by 8:10 a.m. and the facility resumed operations, according to the Daily News.

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