Simplot Fire (Update)

Simplot Fire (Update) Click to Enlarge

The Grand Forks Fire Department remains on the scene of a fire this morning at the J-R Simplot plant on Gateway Drive. Firefighters responded to the blaze around six a-m. Initial reports suggested it was a roof fire. When crews arrived they were informed that a piece of equipment inside the building was burning. Flames could be see shooting through a chimney. A short time later a small explosion spread the fire into a second piece of equipment. The fire has been extinguished but personnel remain on the scene looking for hot spots. One firefighter sustained a minor injury. The cause is under investigation. No damage estimate was available.

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