Fire At DeBruce Grain Elevator Injures 1

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

One man has been hospitalized after a fire broke out at a grain elevator in Wichita.

The fire at the DeBruce grain elevator was reported Monday evening. Sedgwick County Deputy Fire Marshal Clint Reed said crews had to use aerial devices to reach the fire, which was about 120 feet off the ground on top of the elevator. Reed said the cause hasn't been determined but the fire appears to have started in the motor for one of the belt systems.

A Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said the victim, a man in his 30s, was taken to the burn unit of Via Christi Hospital.

DeBruce was the scene of an explosion that killed 7 people and injured 10 others on June 8, 1998.

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