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April 30, 2018 | Powder & Bulk Solids
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Dust May Have Caused Explosion at Texas Feed Mill

Firefighters located evidence of an overheated bearing

Photo: Temple Fire & Rescue

Officials said a blast last week Wednesday at the Jupe Feeds Inc. feed milling facility in Temple, TX, was likely caused by an ignition of accumulated grain dust according to a report at Powder & Bulk Solids.

“Firefighters located evidence of [an] overheated bearing,” Temple Fire & Rescue said in a statement released to media. "The bearing was cooled with water. There was no evidence of fire. The explosion damaged a section of a grain elevator located outside of the building."

Read the full report here.

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