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Explosion at Marion asphalt plant

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MARION (KWWL) - Fire crews are investigating an explosion at the LL Pelling Asphalt plant on Third avenue in Marion.

It happened around 10:30 Wednesday morning near the top of a storage silo.

Rescue crews think it happened because of an electric short.  The explosion popped the wooden doors from the silo. There was no fire.

No body was injured and our crew on the scene says things at the plant are now back to normal.  The explosion could be felt for more than a mile.

Online Producer: Jason Mortvedt

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