MARENGO, IA - According to We Are Iowa, the sprinkler system at the C6-Zero plant that exploded on Dec. 8 was not working correctly.
The fire at the asphalt recycling plant started around 11 a.m. and it burned until 4 a.m. the next day.
Thirty people were inside the facility when the fire broke out. Rescue crews transported five people hurt in the incident to an area hospital. An unknown number of others went to the hospital in private vehicles. Nobody has died as of Tuesday.
Police have confirmed that the sprinkler system did not activate during the fire. The two fire hydrants on the site were also not working.
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