CR Fire Responds to Cargill Fire

Cedar Rapids Firefighters responded to a late-night fire at a Cargill facility on 12th Avenue SW.

According to a news release, the fire happened around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday at 1120 12th Avenue SW.

Firefighters arrived to find fire showing from an exterior grain holding hopper and used the ladder to spray water from above until the fire darkened down.

Crews worked with plant staff to empty the hopper of burning soybeans and placed them in a parking lot.

All plant personnel were accounted for and there were no injuries reported.

(Photo Courtesy: KCRG-TV9)

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