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Published June 27, 2012, 09:06 AM

Moorhead crews respond to American Crystal plant fire

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Fire crews have now left the scene of a large fire at the American Crystal Sugar Plant in Moorhead. That blaze broke out around 11 Tuesday night.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Fire crews have now left the scene of a large fire at the American Crystal Sugar Plant in Moorhead. That blaze broke out around 11 Tuesday night.

A sugar tank on the 4th floor started on fire. That made it difficult to fight, having to stretch water hose 700 feet to reach the blaze.

Rich Duysen – Moorhead Fire Chief: β€œIt looked like there was some welding or some maintenance that was going on that started the fire. It worked its way up the outside of the tank and started the roof on fire above it. The sprinkler head had went off. Controlled most of the fire below it but we had a lot of fire in the wood structure members on the roof.”

No one was hurt. Workers inside were evacuated. They are likely to be allowed back inside after cleanup sometime this morning.

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