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Iowa grain elevator explosion leaves one injured

Clarion, Iowa -- An early morning grain elevator explosion left one man injured in Clarion, Iowa a town about 35 miles northeast of Fort Dodge.

The manager of the North Central Co-op on Northwest 4th Avenue said an explosion blew off the head house on top of the elevator. The elevator is located on the northwest side of town. The extent of the damage is not known. Emergency crews are searching for a cause.

The employee was inside the elevator shaft at the time of the explosion. He was flown to a Des Moines hospital. His name was not released and his condition is unknown.

Many nearby homes were evacuated and wireless internet service is down in the town because the tower was located on top of the elevator.

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