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Fire At Arkalon Ethanol Plant Causes Significant Damage

KSCB News - June 30, 2014 4:07 pm

Seward County Firefighters were called out Sunday evening to Conestoga’s Akalalon Ethanal Plant east of Liberal on the reports of an explosion at the plant. Firefighters arrived at approximately 7:15pm and staff on duty at the plant told arriving firefighters they had a natural gas explosion in a combustion burner in the feed dryer system on the second floor of the plant. SCFD had the fire under control and cleared the scene by 3:18am. They were called back to the Ethanol Plant shortly after 5:20am due to a flare up. No injuries were reported during the incident, and early preliminary damage estimates range from $1- $2 million dollars. Cause of the explosion and fire are still under investigation.


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