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      Fire Near Wood River Ethanol Plant Quickly Extinguished

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      A firenear Wood River's ethanol plant could have been much worse, according toofficials.

      Crewswere called to the Green Plains Renewable Energy plant around 12:30 p.m.Saturday.

      WoodRiver Volunteer's chief said the fire was put out within a half hour, but notbefore burning several feet of grass on the plant's property.

      Officialson scene said they're grateful the wind was blowing away from the ethanolplant.

      Noword yet on the cause.

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