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UPDATE: Oxygen, argon a concern in Plainfield Welding fire

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BREMER COUNTY (KWWL) - Fire crews were busy Wednesday night through Thursday morning working to put out a fire at Plainfield Welding in Bremer County.

Plainfield Fire Chief Tom Poppe said the fire started at 7:44 p.m. on Wednesday. Crews had the fire put out by 4 a.m.

Crews were concerned about oxygen and argon tanks, used in welding, that were in the shop at the time.

"The wind posed many challenges," Poppe said, noting it had been "a while" since he'd seen a fire of similar capacity.

There are no reports of injuries, and no word on what sparked the fire.

The State Fire Marshal was on scene investigating on Thursday. There was no estimate on damage to the shop.

Plainfield Welding celebrated its 30th anniversary last summer.

Adam Amdor, Amie Steffeneicher and Shelley Russell contributed to this report.
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