Deadly Explosion at Corn Milling Plant Rocks Wisconsin Town

A sheriff says a second person has been killed in a corn mill explosion in southern Wisconsin as crews continue to search the debris for a third person still missing.

Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards confirmed the second death at a news conference Thursday evening. Richards also said the cause of the explosion remains unknown.

The names of the victims have not yet been released.

Richards earlier said that 16 employees were inside the plant in the Village of Cambria when the blast occurred.

Cambria Fire Chief Cody Doucette also confirmed that a smaller fire occurred in a different part of the plant on Monday. Doucette says investigators are trying to determine if there was a connection between the fires.

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