May 22, 2024

State News: Damage to Liberal Plant Could Top One Million

Liberal, KS ( Fire investigators say damaged from the Arkalon plant in Liberal could reach one million dollars.  No one was injured in the explosion that  came from the plant around 7 pm Sunday.  Firefighters battled the fire all night.  Fire chief Mike Rice says three walls and side paneling were blown off in the explosion.  Officials trace the cause of the accident to a combustion chamber in the corn dryer of the building.

Story written from information obtained by the Associated Press