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J.B. Meyer, an employee at A.H. Meyer and Sons Inc. beeswax plant of Winfred, surveys the damage from a morning explosion and subsequent fire. (Laura Wehde/Republic Photo)

Fire consumes Winfred business after explosion

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WINFRED -- Fire has once again occurred at the Wax Plant Number 2 of A.H. Meyer and Sons in Winfred, this time sending one employee to a Minneapolis hospital.

Fire was reported at 9:40 a.m. According to Madison Fire Chief Jerry Johnson, the fire stemmed from an explosion at the plant, which houses a beeswax purification process that prepares the wax for use in cosmetics and candles.

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