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Marquis fire quickly contained without injuries

Multiple agencies respond to call

Nine area fire departments and ambulances from three area ambulance services responded to the Wednesday afternoon fire in a building at Marquis Energy's Hennepin ethanol plant. The fire that had spread through multiple levels in a building at the plant's south unit was quickly contained, and no injuries were reported.
Nine area fire departments and ambulances from three area ambulance services responded to the Wednesday afternoon fire in a building at Marquis Energy's Hennepin ethanol plant. The fire that had spread through multiple levels in a building at the plant's south unit was quickly contained, and no injuries were reported.

HENNEPIN — A fire call was reported on multiple levels of a building in the south unit of the Marquis Energy ethanol plant about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, prompting numerous fire and ambulance units to respond.

Hennepin, Granville and Bureau fire departments were the first to respond. The Cedar Point, Standard, Spring Valley, Princeton, Peru and Oglesby fire departments, as well as ambulances from Princeton, Oglesby and Spring Valley, also responded to mutual-aid calls.

"The fire is contained, and all personnel are safe and accounted for. There was swift response from our local and surrounding fire departments, and we appreciate their efforts," Danielle Anderson, director of public relations and political affairs for Marquis Energy, said.

Anderson also reported the plant's north unit continues to run at full capacity. The cause of the fire has yet to be released.

The Marquis Energy ethanol plant produces roughly one million gallons of ethanol each day.

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