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Grain Elevator Has Explosion in Beason, IL

Bearing in the main grain leg overheated causing the explosion

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Firefighters responded to a small explosion at a grain elevator in Beason, just south of Bloomington, IL.

It happened on property owned by Topflight Grain Cooperative, when leaders in the Lincoln Rural Fire Protection District say an operator was transferring corn. At that time, they say a bearing in the main grain leg overheated and caused the explosion.

Firefighters say they went to the scene just before 4 p.m. to assist the Beason Fire Department. They say they did not see any flames when they arrived.

Crews say the explosion did not cause any injuries or structural damage.

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