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12/29/2017

YESTERDAY WAS THE EXPLOSION. TODAY IS THE FIRE. A FLARE UP TURNED INTO A MAJOR FIRE AT THE ELEVATOR SITE WHERE THE EXPLOSION ROCKED THE TOWN OF NORTHROP ON THURSDAY. NO INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED AT THIS TIME. THE IMMEDIATE AREA NEAR THE ELEVATOR WAS EVACUATED AS A PRECAUTION TO KEEP RESIDENTS SAFE. LAW ENFORCEMENT IS ASKING THE PUBLIC TO PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THE AREA AT THIS TIME FOR RESPONDER AND PUBLIC SAFETY.

NORTHROP, FAIRMONT AND TRUMAN FIREFIGHTERS WERE DISPATCHED FIRST TO THE SCENE. DUE TO COLD WEATHER AND ACCESS TO WATER MULTIPLE OTHER AGENCIES ARE ASSISTING WITH MUTUAL AID INCLUDING NORTHROP CITY CREWS, GRANADA, WELCOME, TRIMONT, CEYLON, DUNNELL, SHERBURN, ORMSBY, BLUE EARTH, WINNEBAGO, AMBOY, ODIN, ST.JAMES, MADELIA, JACKSON, ALPHA, LAKE CRYSTAL, VERNON CENTER, ELMORE, EASTON, DELAVAN, WELLS, & GOOD THUNDER FIRE DEPARTMENTS.

GOLD CROSS AMBULANCE, GRANADA FIRST RESPONDERS, SOUTH CENTRAL E M S, MINNESOTA STATE PATROL, MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, MARTIN COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT AND FAIRMONT CITY CREWS ARE ALSO AIDING THE CAUSE IN NORTHROP TODAY. BETTER THAN 30 AGENCIES RESPONDED TO THE CALL FOR HELP.

FAREWAY FOODS AND CASEY'S GENERAL STORES HAVE PROVIDED FOOD AND BEVERAGE FOR FIREFIGHTERS AND OTHER RESPONDERS.


ROD HALVORSEN
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