Fire Breaks Out in Corn Dryer at MN Ethanol Plant

April 5, 2017

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Fire Breaks Out in Corn Dryer at MN Ethanol Plant
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Firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at the Heartland Corn Products ethanol plant in Winthrop, MN on Tuesday morning after a fire broke out in a corn dryer, the Mankato Free Press and the New Ulm Journal reported.

Crews from the Winthrop and Gaylord fire departments responded to a fire call at about 9:20 a.m., and remained on the scene until about 5 p.m., the Free Press article said.

34 firefighters and nine fire trucks worked at the plant to clear the fire, stated the Journal’s report.

No injuries were reported during the incident. An estimate of damages was unavailable.

Established in 1995, the Heartland Corn Products facility in Winthrop is Minnesota’s fourth largest ethanol production site with an annual capacity of 100 million gallons, the Free Press reported.

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