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posted: 8/20/2011 9:33 AM

No injuries in explosion at Hormel plant in Beloit

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BELOIT, Wis. -- Beloit fire officials say an air compressor exploded at a Hormel Foods production facility, leading to a fire that caused an estimated $50,000 in damage. No injuries were reported.

The fire department says the incident was reported Thursday about 3 p.m. Firefighters arrived to see smoke coming from the rear of the building and the food-processing plant being evacuated.

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Fire officials say the air compressor exploded in a boiler room, causing a fire that was extinguished in about 15 minutes.

In a statement the fire department says the lesson learned is that fire-extinguisher training in the work place is valuable -- "it saved a large-value property."

A message left at Hormel's headquarters Friday was not immediately returned.

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