No Injuries Reported In Ethanol Plant Explosion

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

No injuries were reported in an ethanol plant explosion in northwest Iowa Thursday night.

The blast occurred at the Flint Hills Resources plant in Arthur in Ida County. Flint Hills spokesman Jake Reint says the explosion occurred in a grain dryer.

The plant will remain out of operation until an investigation is completed and damage is repaired. Reint says it's unclear how long that will take. The plant employs about 50 people and operates 24 hours a day.

Wichita, Kansas-based Flint Hills Resources bought the plant in September 2013. It began operating in 2008 and produces 110 million gallons of ethanol a year.


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