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Quick action prevents serious damage at CR plant

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Quick action by workers at a Cedar Rapids corn processing plant prevent serious damage from a fire Saturday morning.

The fire broke out around 8 a.m. at Archer Daniels Midland's dry milling plant on 60th St. SW.

Fire crews say workers noticed smoke coming from one of the pieces of equipment, grabbed dry chemical extinguishers and started putting out the fire.

Once firefighters got there, they were able to complete the job.

They say a belt on the machinery overheated causing smoldering conditions.

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