No one injured after explosion at Shell Rock ethanol plant

Posted on AllSides November 25th, 2023

SHELL ROCK – No one was hurt after an explosion at a bioethanol plant sent a fireball into the sky this weekend. Multiple emergency agencies from Butler and Bremer counties responded to POET Bioprocessing in Shell Rock on Saturday after the boom. Chris Showalter, the coordinator for Butler County Emergency Management, said the call came in around 4 p.m., and by the time fire crews arrived the fire “took care of itself.” He said firefighters didn’t see open flames in the structure but went inside to hose down any potential...

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