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Emergency vehicles are pictured Wednesday after responding to a fire call at Bushmills Ethanol plant near Atwater. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Fire burns conveyor belt, grain at Bushmills Ethanol plant


ATWATER -- Firefighters from Atwater, Grove City, Kandiyohi, Spicer and Willmar were called Wednesday to Bushmills Ethanol plant near Atwater to battle a fire in a grain conveying belt and corn bin.

According to Willmar Fire Chief Marv Calvin, who contacted the Tribune from the scene on behalf of Atwater Fire Chief Gerald Schwartz, Atwater firefighters were called to the plant to find a conveyor belt between two grain bins ablaze. The fire was extinguished at 7:30 p.m.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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