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After Explosion, BioUrja Grain Silo Demolition Underway

After fire continued to burn, a demo team was brought in to bring down the still-burning silo

One of the damaged grain silos at the BioUrja plant in Peoria, IL, is finally down after a May 11 explosion.

The grain explosion devastated the site and ever since then fire teams from several communities have worked around the clock to keep the flames under control.

Demo team called in

After multiple tries with water and foam to put the fires out failed, 25 News reported a demolition team came in. It took just four hours for the first silo to be brought down.

The silo was still burning after it fell. Fire teams were determined to get the fire out and get the rest of the silos down.

Demolition continued Monday on the remaining damaged grain silos.

Grain silo explosion damage

The May 11 explosion caused more than $2 million in damage and sent two to the hospital.

Two 150-foot grain silos collapsed from the explision and a small fire had broken out in a third grain silo at the plant.

Two employees were treated for smoke inhalation at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

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