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Overnight fire at Winchester ammo plant under investigation

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Early Sunday morning, fire broke out at the Olin Corporation's Winchester Ammunition plant in East Alton, Ill.

East Alton Fire Chief Randy Nelson told KMOX:

Units arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and fire to the structure, with a number of exposures."

Fire crews from East Alton, Olin Brass, Wood River, Alton, Bethalto, Roxana, Hartford and Godfrey departments, all responded to the two-alarm fire in the 600 block of Powder Mill Road.

The blaze was brought under control around 7 a.m.

Several propane tanks exploded and a maintenance building was destroyed.

There were no injuries reported.

The cause for the fire is still under investigation at this time.

Winchester produces and sells both rifle and handgun ammunition.



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