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12/28/2017

FAIRMONT AND TRUMAN FIREFIGHTERS AND GOLD CROSS AMBULANCE WERE DISPATCHED TO NORTHROP JUST BEFORE NOON THURSDAY TO AN GRAIN ELEVATOR EXPLOSION . THE PART OF TOP OF THE STRUCTURE WAS BLOWN OFF AND THERE WAS SMOKE AND FIRE IN ONE LOCATION BUT OTHERWISE NO OTHER FIRES REPORTED IN THE ELEVATOR ITSELF ACCORDING TO MARTIN COUNTY CHIEF DEPUTY SHERIFF COREY KLANDERUD. THE EXPLOSION ROCKED THE TOWN AND CAUSED SOME DAMAGE INCLUDING BROKEN WINDOWS TO AT LEAST THREE AREA HOMES HAD ONE REPORT OF IT BEING FELT NEAR GRANADA.

CAPTAIN KLANDERUD SAID THREE PEOPLE WERE TREATED FOR INJURY AT THE SCENE BY GOLD CROSS PARAMEDICS BUT NOBODY WAS TRANSPORTED. THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL WAS CALLED IN TO SEEK A CAUSE OF THE EXPLOSION AND NO DAMAGE ESTIMATE HAS BEEN DETERMINED.


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