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Two Injured in Explosion, Fire at Hog Confinement Building

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    April 28, 2014 | 3:22 pm
    KALONA, Iowa - Three Washington County fire departments responded to an explosion and fire at a hog confinement building that sent two workers to the hospital.

    It happened at Brenneman Pork Farms southwest of Kalona just before 10:00 Wednesday morning.

    The Kalona Fire Chief told the Washington Evening Journal a methane explosion likely caused the blaze.

    Officials have not released the names or conditions of the injured workers. They also have not provided a damage estimate.

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