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Fire Contained At Cedar Rapids Corn-Milling Plant
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A fire at the Archer Daniels Midland
plant in Cedar Rapids has been contained.
A smoldering fire at the dry-milling plant was reporting just before 8 a.m. Saturday. The Cedar Rapids fire department says plant workers used chemical extinguishers to help contain the smoke coming from a decanter centrifuge, a machine used to separate liquids and solids in the corn-milling process. Firefighters then took over.
The fire department says a belt on the machine likely
overheated, causing the smoke. No injuries were reported.