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Wed Jan 9, 2013 05:13 PM CST

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Archer Daniels Midland shut down operations Wednesday at its corn processing plant in central Illinois after an early morning explosion damaged the facility.

A fire broke out after the explosion in the maintenance area of the Peoria plant at about 3 a.m. Wednesday, ADM spokeswoman Jackie Anderson said. Nobody was hurt, but fire officials say one person was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

"We have temporarily halted operations at the Peoria plant while we investigate the cause of the incident and the extent of the damage," Anderson said in a statement. "Following an initial ...

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