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Machine shop catches fire in Grand Tower

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(Source: KFVS multimedia journalist Arnold Wyrick) (Source: KFVS multimedia journalist Arnold Wyrick)
(Source: KFVS multimedia journalist Arnold Wyrick) (Source: KFVS multimedia journalist Arnold Wyrick)
(Source: KFVS multimedia journalist Arnold Wyrick) (Source: KFVS multimedia journalist Arnold Wyrick)
GRAND TOWER, IL (KFVS) -

Crews will return to the site of a machine shop fire on Sunday to see if they can determine the cause of Saturday's fire.

They don't expect to find anything suspicious and say the probable cause will be a heater.

It the fire happened at Christian Kargs machine shop at C & N Kargs Farms on Howardton Road and Route 3 in Grand Tower.

Wolf Lake, Grand Tower, and Tower Rock fire departments have responded.

Crews are working to keep the fire from reaching two 5,000 gallon drums of diesel fuel.

A 200 gallon fuel oil tank, a couple propane tanks, an acetylene welding torch blew up inside the building.

No one was injured. No one was in the building at the time.

The owner of farm happened to be passing by, saw the smoke, and called authorities around 12:30 p.m.

They have had three big tractors and a sprayer inside the building.

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