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Chemicals burn at Rice County plant

Jacam employees sent home; no inhalation hazard, company says

This photo, taken Thursday morning by a passersby, is of Jacam’s north plant between Sterling and Lyons. Chemicals inside the plant caught fire, and employees were sent home for the day while firefighters monitored the fire as the fuel burned to make sure it did not spread.

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RICE COUNTY — Thursday morning, workers at the Jacam chemical plant located between Lyons and Sterling were sent home when chemicals in one of the buildings caught fire. The blaze and smoke could be seen for miles.
A post on the company’s Facebook page responded to inquiries about the fire:
“We can confirm that there is a fire at one building at the facility. The entire facility has been evacuated, and all employees are safe and have been accounted for.
“Local fire departments are on site and carefully monitoring the situation. Jacam is fully committed to the safety of our ...

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