An explosion at a food processing plant in Decatur, Illinois, was reported on Sunday, adding to a long list of mysterious blazes across the US.
At least eight people were injured, and five wounded remained hospitalized.
The explosion at the food processing plant resulted in a massive fire at the Archer-Daniels-Midland processing complex just after 7 pm Central time.
“ADM immediately contacted the Decatur Fire Department, which remains on the scene. Several employees were injured and transported to the local hospital for treatment,” a spokesperson said.
“Our thoughts are with our colleagues. We do not have a confirmed cause at this time.”
Corn and soy processing is down, and whether the plant can resume operations is unclear.
“A plant that crushes soybeans into soybean oil and white flake for soy protein production was down on Monday, ADM said. An adjacent corn processing plant was also “temporarily down until we can safely resume operations,” the company said via Reuters.
Below are just some of the mysterious blazes at food processing we have reported over the last 12 months:
ABC 7 Chicago reported:
It happened at the East Plant of the Archer-Daniels-Midland processing complex in Decatur. ADM said the explosion happened at about 7:11 p.m.
Officials told CNN that at least eight people were injured. Five people remained hospitalized on Monday afternoon, ADM said.
Details on the conditions of the injured people were not immediately available.
The official cause of the explosion has not been confirmed.
Governor Pritzker offered state support services for victims of the blaze.
As we reported earlier this year, Tucker Carlson highlighted something Joe Biden said weeks before the food processing plant fires began in 2022, via Fox News:
“Last spring, in March, at a press conference in Brussels, Joe Biden explained that the sanctions he was imposing against Russia, while morally necessary, were also going to cause food shortages around the world, including here in the United States. ‘It’s going to be real,’ he said.”
“Now, Biden said this in a very odd way. There was no hint or panic, emotions you’d expect from a leader predicting the deaths of human beings from starvation. None of that. Instead, there was pure, nonchalant casualness. Biden could have been describing the weather or a trip to the dry cleaners. “It’s going to be real,” Tucker added.
“Then Biden continued, recounting a conversation he had with European allies. He told us all about it. When he met with the group, Biden said, they spoke about ‘how we could increase and disseminate more rapidly food shortages.’ That’s what Joe Biden said verbatim. It’s on tape…,” Tucker continued.
“We can’t know what Joe Biden was thinking, if anything, when he uttered those words in Brussels. We can only tell you what happened afterward.”
“Strange disasters began to beset food processors all over the United States. In April, the next month, the headquarters of one of this country’s largest organic food distributors was destroyed in a fire. Cause unknown. The next month, in a single week, actually, two separate private plane crashes took out two separate food processing centers. One plane hit a General Mills plant in Georgia. The other plane hit a food plant in Idaho. By the way, back in February, a boiler explosion obliterated a potato processing plant in Oregon and so on.”
“So even people who aren’t given to connecting the dots, who don’t think of themselves as conspiracy nuts, begin to wonder, “Is there something here?” But no one could tell. The Biden administration had no answers and no way to get to the answers because they had no data.”