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Explosion at Ethanol Plant in WI

Law enforcement are using a crane and a drone to assess the damage.

Authorities say a call about the explosion at Badger State Ethanol in Monroe came in shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Authorities say a call about the explosion at Badger State Ethanol in Monroe came in shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday.
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MONROE, Wis. (AP) โ€” Police and fire officials say there are no injuries in an explosion at an ethanol plant in southern Wisconsin.

Authorities say a call about the explosion at Badger State Ethanol in Monroe came in shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday. Monroe Fire Chief Dan Smits says crews are at the scene, but are not fighting a fire.

Police Capt. Jerry Dahlen says crews are still assessing the situation. It's not yet known how extensively the plant was damaged or what triggered the explosion.

Update: A local official says explosion occurred in a corn silo that about 40 percent full of dried distillers grain.

According to reports, law enforcement are now using a crane and a drone to assess the damage.


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