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Smoking corn causes no damage

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Steve Benton
December 7, 2009
— United Ethanol officials say there was no damage after smoldering corn was discovered by employees Monday morning.

Plant spokesperson, Dori Lichty, says wet corn in a storage bin got hot through the natural process of spontaneous combustion, but didn't actually catch fire.


Milton and Edgerton firefighters responded to the call around 6 am Monday. They poured some water on the corn to cool it down and returned to their stations.


Lichty says no equipment was damaged, no employees were hurt, and there was no danger to the public.



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