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Fire damages buildings at fertilizer plant near Kaneville

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 10:34 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 10:40 a.m. CDT
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KANEVILLE TOWNSHIP – A fire Tuesday night at a fertilizer plant damaged two buildings, but there were no injuries and the company was open for business on Wednesday.

Dave Hintzche, the president of Hintzche Fertilizer, on County Line Road, west of Kaneville, said that the fire took place at a maintenance facility on the property. He said it appeared that a large truck parked in the shop had an electrical fire, and the building caught on fire. There were two buildings affected, but one was an addition, and Hintzche said it was "essentially one building."

"Thankfully, there were no injuries," Hintzche said. Officials from the Cortland Fire Department said they left the scene at 10 p.m., and the fire had been going for several hours. Hintzche said he didn't want to speculate on a dollar amount for the damage.

"Basically, the building was a total loss," he said.

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