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Fire at Cargill Salt Plant Leaves 4 with Injuries

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A local news report said the blaze broke out in a welding shed at the St. Clair, MI facility Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency personnel were sent to the Cargill Salt plant in St. Clair, MI last Wednesday after a fire broke out in a welding shed at the site, according to coverage by the Port Huron Times Herald. Four people were reportedly injured during the incident.

Crews responded to the fire around 2:30 p.m. and found flames in the welding shed upon arrival, fire officials told the newspaper. The shed was declared a total loss.

Four people were taken to an area hospital with unspecified injuries. A Cargill spokesperson said to the Times Herald that the four injured workers were contractors, and that the facility is continuing to operate.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

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