Fire reported at Cargill grain milling plant on 12th Ave. SW

Fire crews used a 100 foot aerial ladder to spray water from above a fire in a grain holding hopper at the Cargill plant at 1120 12th Ave. SW on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (Courtesy: Cedar Rapids Fire Department)
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Cedar Rapids Firefighters had to use a 100-foot aerial ladder to spray water on a fire at the Cargill grain milling facility on 12th Avenue SW.

According to a news release, the fire happened around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday at 1120 12th Avenue SW.

Firefighters arrived to find fire showing from an exterior grain holding hopper and used the ladder to spray water from above until the fire darkened down. Crews worked with plant staff to empty the hopper of burning soybeans and placed them in a parking lot.

All plant personnel were accounted for and there were no injuries reported.