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Nobody hurt in explosion at ADM's Peoria plant

11:49 AM, Jan 9, 2013   |    comments
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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Archer Daniels Midland has temporarily shut down operations at its corn processing plant in Peoria after an early morning explosion damaged the facility.

ADM spokeswoman Jackie Anderson says a fire broke out after an explosion in the maintenance area of the plant at about 3 a.m. Wednesday. Nobody was hurt in the incident, although fire officials say one person was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Peoria Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Morgan says firefighters arrived at the scene to find an open gas line feeding the fire. Morgan says shutting down the gas line extinguished some of the fire, but the blaze had already spread to the roof.

Anderson says ADM is investigating and working to determine the extent of the damage.

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