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Explosion at AgPartners Elevator in Royal Damages Building and Ignites Fire


September 3, 2020

On Tuesday, August 25, an explosion was reported at the Ag Partners Elevator in Royal, Iowa at approximately 3:30 p.m. Smoke and fire could be seen pouring from the top of the solo which had been blown off, according to witnesses. Firefighters from the Royal, Peterson, Everly, Spencer, and Sioux Rapids departments fought the fire with support from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Spencer Municipal Hospital Ambulance, and the Clay and Dickinson County Emergency Management staff.

Homeowners and business near AgPartners were temporarily evacuated as a precautionary measure until building i...

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