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This pile of rubble and three leaning walls were all that remained after an explosion at A.H. Meyers and Sons beeswax plant in Winfred in late September. (Laura Wehde/Republic Photo)

Area plant blast caused by spark that reacted with spilled solvent

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WINFRED -- A Winfred beeswax plant explosion last week was caused by a spark that reacted with spilled solvent, Madison Fire Chief Jerry Johnson said Wednesday.


A Sept. 28 explosion and fire occurred at A.H. Meyer and Sons plant, which houses a beeswax purification process that prepares the wax for use in cosmetics and candles.

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