|Cleanup continues after fire forces evacuation|
|Written by CSI Media staff|
|Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:23|
Firefighters and employees look through the rubble of a maintenance shop at Gavilon Grain in Avalon on Wednesday morning after fire destroyed the building.
AVALON -- A maintenance shop at Gavilon Grain in Avalon was destroyed Tuesday in a fire that forced residents to evacuate.
The Clinton Fire Department was called about 8 p.m. Tuesday to the elevator and worked to extinguish the blaze along with firefighters from Clinton, Evansville, Milton, the town of Beloit, the town of Turtle, Orfordville, Footville and a number of departments from northern Illinois.
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About 20 homes were temporarily evacuated while a railroad car filled with anhydrous ammonia was moved to a safe location. Wisconsin Highway 140, which passes nearby, also was closed for a time.
The fire was contained by 10 p.m.
Gavilon recently completed the first part of a multimillion-dollar improvement project for the site, according to news reports.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:53|