Update: We spoke with the Mason City Fire Department Tuesday morning and they told us the blaze was caused by a fan system being shutdown prematurely. They say that led to some products catching fire due to the heat inside the plant. Authorities estimate the damage to be around $2,000.
MASON CITY, IA – Mason City fire and police crews are dispatched to Golden Grain Energy in Mason City this evening. A call came in around 9:30 pm on Monday about a fire in the processing room. Golden Grain Energy is a company that takes corn and turns it in ethanol. It is located near the Avenue of the Saints in Mason City.