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American Wood Fibers Fire at Iowa Plant

By: Alison Struve
By: Alison Struve

An amazing and eerie coincidence, almost a month after the explosion and fire at American Wood Fibers in Schofield, that company's plant in Pella, Iowa was smoldering Sunday.

Some American Wood Fibers employees who worked at the Schofield plant have been working at the plant southeast of Des Moines.

And early Sunday afternoon, fire crews were called to the plant. They started to fight the flames in the lower level and several shipping trailers, when a secondary explosion blew the top off one of the towers, injuring two firefighters.

One was treated and released from the hospital, the second was airlifted to Des Moines, and his condition is unknown.


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