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Grain elevator sees explosion in central Illinois

Mar 08, 2018 at 10:45 AM CST

BEASON, Ill. (WAND) – Firefighters responded to a small explosion at a grain elevator in Beason.

It happened on property owned by Topflight Grain Cooperative, when leaders in the Lincoln Rural Fire Protection District say an operator was transferring corn. At that time, they say a bearing in the main grain leg overheated and caused the explosion.