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Published September 15, 2011, 07:07 PM

Roof Damaged by Fire at Moorhead American Crystal Sugar Plant

MOORHEAD (WDAZ-TV) - It was a tense situation during another fire at another American Crystal Sugar facility, the latest in Moorhead.

By: WDAZ Staff Report,

MOORHEAD (WDAZ-TV) - It was a tense situation during another fire at another American Crystal Sugar facility, the latest in Moorhead.

The blaze started at one of the plant's buildings around 1:30 p.m. . Firefighters quickly arrived on scene.

By then, workers had already used extinguishers to put out most of the flames.

Firefighters had to remove some of the roof and contractors are making repairs. Damage is estimated at $2,000.

“Roofing material was really close to a heat stack that was ventilating hot gases and been warming up over the past week or so and just happened to go off today,” Moorhead assistant fire chief Jeff Wallin said.

This is the fourth fire at American Crystal plants since last Thursday.

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