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Carrollton explosion under investigation

By Leah Wankum, Editor

The cause of the explosion Thursday night near a grain elevator just outside Carrollton is still unknown as of Friday evening.

The explosion occurred at about 8 p.m. at the Carrollton location of Ray-Carroll Grain Growers Inc., in a small building next to the main grain elevator. People reported they heard it from as far away as the Carrollton High School softball field, where a softball game was being played.

KMZU reported flames and smoke coming from the small building. Ray-Carroll staff were on scene for several hours Friday.

Carrollton Fire Chief Lonnie Sensenich reported that the explosion and fire came from Ray-Carroll’s grain receiving building. Mutual aid from Norborne Fire and North Central Fire District were called to assist.

The complete story is in the Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Richmond News.

Click here for our E-edition and read the rest of the story.

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