Fire extinguished at Wichita flour mill
Fire extinguished at Wichita flour mill, May 26, 2009
by Ron Sterk

WICHITA, KAS. — A fire in a grain bin at the Horizon Milling, L.L.C. facility early Tuesday was extinguished by area firefighters without further incident, according to press reports from the area.

Workers at the plant reported the fire around 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, resulting in the evacuation of about 110 employees with additional evacuations in the surrounding area as a precaution in case of an explosion, television and radio reports in the area said.

According to news, employees were allowed back into the Horizon facility around 1:45 p.m. Fire crews continued to monitor the situation throughout the afternoon.

Comments from Horizon Milling were not immediately available. Horizon Milling is a joint venture of Cargill and Harvest States.