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Blaze destroys building at Emerald Dairy

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A fire at Emerald Dairy on Sunday destroyed a manure digester and the equipment inside.

Firefighters got the call at about 5:30 a.m., said Glenwood City Fire Chief Greg Holden. When crews arrived at the dairy, 2487 Highway G, the digester was fully engulfed in smoke.

"The cause is still under investigation," Holden said.

The fire appears to have started in an area of the building designed to turn solid manure into dried bedding.

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