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Explosion Occurred at Archer Daniels Midland Corn Processing Plant

An explosion at the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) plant in Cedar Rapids, IA occurred on Thursday evening was in grain elevator.

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Explosion at ADM plant
An explosion at an Archer Daniels Midland corn processing plant in Cedar Rapids, IA had no injuries.Image courtesy of Andy Watkins/Unsplash

Fire crews were called to an Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) corn processing plant near 60th Avenue SW and Willow Creek Drive Thursday evening after the report of a possible explosion, said local news KWWL.

The explosion happened around 7:07 p.m. on Thursday night, March 2. Crews began to investigate to locate additional fires. Heat sources were located with the use of special equipment.

"Cedar Rapids Firefighters have concluded firefighting operations at the ADM site in SW Cedar Rapids and are currently in the process of clearing the scene. ADM personnel will continue the clean-up and work to evaluate damage and the next steps in this process," the Department said in a press release.

A Cedar Rapids city official confirms there were no injuries.

Reports stated that firefighters finished operations at the site Friday afternoon.

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