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Dryer explosion causes fire

No injuries were reported after an explosion at ICM Biofuels Thursday morning

Posted: Nov 1, 2018 8:32 AM
Updated: Nov 1, 2018 10:11 AM

(St. Joseph,MO) No injuries were reported after an explosion at ICM Biofuels Thursday morning. Firefighters responded to an explosion inside a dryer at a property located at 2811 S. 11th Street around 6 am.

According to Battalion Chief Paris Jenkins there were employees inside the plant at the time of the explosion, but no one was injured.

“The employees were sheltered inside on the far section of the building, they were safe over there,” Jenkins said.

Fire crews shut down a portion of 11th street for several hours while crews were out investigating. The cause of the fire is unknown, and the incident is under investigation with the St. Joseph Fire Department.

“It’s still closed up. The temperatures have been contained and as they go down, we will leave it closed up for awhile and they will be able to do an investigation,” Jenkins said.

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Cold air will move through northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas overnight on Friday. We will see light winds and a little to no precipitation and temperatures will be cooling down heading into Friday morning. Another cold front is expected to pass through the area late in the weekend, bringing more Fall-like temperatures with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s.
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