Authorities are on the scene of a grain elevator explosion in Hinton. The blast occurred around 1 p.m. today at the Central Valley Ag Elevator.
Plymouth County Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo confirms two people were injured and transported to a Sioux City hospital. “Don’t know the extent of those injuries,” Van Otterloo says. Emergency personal from Hinton, Le Mars, Merrill were sent to the scene.
“I have no idea, I have no idea,” the sheriff says. A resident says the explosion shook the entire community of Hinton. Highway 75 and County road C-60 through Hinton were closed and detours around town have been posted.
The state fire marshal has been contacted and will assist the Hinton Fire Department with the investigation.
(Reporting by Dennis Morris, KLEM, Le Mars)