Fire breaks out at American Crystal Sugar

Firefighters responded to the scene at around 4 a.m. Tuesday, March 7.

American Crystal Sugar fire
Fire broke out in a pipe at the American Crystal Sugar plant early Tuesday morning, March 7.

MOORHEAD — Fire broke out at the American Crystal Sugar early morning Tuesday, March 7.

According to the Moorhead Fire Department, the fire started in dust that was collected in a 6-inch pipe in the dust collection system.

Firefighters were called out just after 4 a.m. Tuesday morning. Crews, along with maintenance staff from American Sugar, had to take apart the pipe to get to the fire and put it out.

Firefighters helped with cleanup but say they have since turned the plant back over to maintenance.

There are no reports of injuries.

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