No injuries reported at biodiesel plant fire

Courtesy of KSNW
Courtesy of KSNW

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SEDGWICK, Kan. (AP) – Firefighters have contained a fire at a biodiesel plant in the town of Sedgwick. No injuries have been reported.

Several explosions were reported at the Green Energy Products facility after 8 a.m. Tuesday. The cause remains under investigation.

KWCH-TV reports that about a dozen people believed to be inside the building when the fire started were able to get out safely.

The plant was still burning slowly Tuesday afternoon as crews worked to keep tanks on the outside of the building cool.

Firefighters were using foam to put out the flames. Crews from Halstead, Harvey and Sedgwick counties are on the scene. McConnell Air Force Base also sent in trucks carrying foam to help battle the blaze.

 

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