COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa, Oct. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC ("SIRE" or the "Company") announced that a fire occurred in the ethanol load out portion of SIRE's ethanol plant this afternoon. The fire is under control. No SIRE personnel were injured. The driver of a truck who was loading ethanol was injured. While the damage is still being assessed, it does not appear that other areas of the plant were significantly impacted. The cause of the fire and other circumstances are being investigated.
Brian Cahill, SIRE's President and CEO said, "We are thankful that all of SIRE's personnel are safe. Our thoughts are with the truck driver as he receives medical care tonight. All of us at SIRE are very grateful for the prompt response from the Fire Departments of Council Bluffs, Louis Township and Carter Lake. Our first responders and SIRE personnel all performed well and as planned through advance training for this kind of emergency."
About Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC:
SIRE is located on 275 acres in Council Bluffs, Iowa, operating a 125 million gallon per year ethanol plant. SIRE began producing ethanol in February, 2009 and sells its ethanol, distillers grains, corn syrup, and corn oil in the continental United States, Mexico and the Pacific Rim.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "1995 Act"). Such statements are made in good faith by SIRE and are identified as including terms such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "plans," or similar language. In connection with these safe-harbor provisions, SIRE has identified in its Annual Report on Form 10-K , important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement made by or on behalf of SIRE, including, without limitation, the risk and nature of SIRE's business, and the effects of general economic conditions on SIRE. The forward-looking statements contained in this Press Release are included in the safe harbor protection provided by Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. SIRE further cautions that such factors are not exhaustive or exclusive. SIRE does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement which may be made from time to time by or on behalf of SIRE.
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