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Explosion Reported at Grain Elevator

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Fire personnel were sent to the Green Plains ethanol plant near Mt. Vernon, IN after the blast occurred Thursday morning.

Firefighters were dispatched to the Green Plains ethanol plant near Mt. Vernon, IN after an explosion occurred at the facility Thursday morning, local news organizations reported. Officials said a fire also broke out. 

Crews were called to the West Franklin Road facility at about 8:30 a.m., said television news station WEVV.

The explosion reportedly happened in a grain bin at the site, according to broadcaster WFIE. An account by TriStateHomepage.com noted that no injuries were logged during the response.

Reports did not have any information on whether or not combustible dust was involved in the blast.

Green Plains’ Mt. Vernon location is one of 11 biorefineries operated by the company across the country. The Indiana site has a capacity of 90 mmgy.  

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