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Hinton Elevator Explosion sends 2 to the hospital


By matt@siouxlandscanner.com Updated on Thursday, March 17 2016 03:16pm

Photo from Kevin Maloney
Photo from Kevin Maloney
Photo from Kevin Maloney
Photo from Kevin Maloney
Photo from Kevin Maloney
Photo from Kevin Maloney
Photo from Kevin Maloney

Shortly after 1:00 pm on Thursday afternoon an explosion at an Elevator in Hinton sent 2 to Mercy Medical with unknown injuries. Hinton, Merrill and LeMars Fire Rescue and Siouxland Paramedics all responded. Highways and Railroads through Hinton were shut down until about 2:30 pm while Fire Departments battled the fires. Scanner Traffic indicated at least 3 fires in the Silo right next to the office after the explosion. 

Scanner Traffic later indicated 1 or both injured would be going to Omaha possibly by helicopter.