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Explosion at Deluxe Feeds in Sheldon, IA

Event caused significant damage to facility; no injuries were reported

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An explosion was reported Tuesday afternoon at the Deluxe Feeds, Sheldon, IA, while five employees were working inside. According to a report at KSFY, authorities said all five made it out of the building safely.

The facility was recently purchased by Kent Nutrition Group and is currently in the process of a $37 million expansion that began in 2017.

Tuesday's explosion caused significant damage to the facility, but firefighters were able to prevent the flames from spreading.

Deluxe Foods' parent company, Kent Nutrition Group, released a statement about the incident which said, "The safety and security of those on our site is our top priority. While no individual was injured, there was damage to the facility."

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