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Early morning blaze destroys ag building

INDEPENDENCE (KWWL)-- Fire crews battled an early morning fire Wednesday that destroyed a building at Innovative Ag in Independence.

Around 2:00 AM the building was fully engulfed in flames. Neighbors saw the blaze and reported it to the fire department. Crews had to evacuate one family from their home which was near the fire.  There were no injuries.

Fire crews say there have been no reports of any problems in the building so a cause of the fire is still unknown. They say they will be working on more than just putting out hot spots Wednesday morning.

"We are trying to dike all the materials running off. We actually have two diking operations going on to stop run off. So with that we want to protect the environment as well. There is some fuel oil we are having to dike and sustain," said Rick Wulfekuhle, Asst. Independence Fire Chief.

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