Two people were injured in a fire at a business in South Roxana on Thursday. Fire crews from South Roxana, Hartford, Wood River and Roxana responded to Midwest Biodiesel Products about 11:40am to the call of a flash fire on top of a storage tank where workers had been making repairs.
The two workers were taken to local hospitals for treatment, and their injuries were not believed to be life threatening. Authorities say the tanks were primarily filled with water with some ethanol at the top and that’s apparently what ignited. The company is located on Highway 111 in South Roxana.