Fire in Winchester Factory, East Alton IL

    A fire broke out in the Winchester Ammunition plant in East Alton, IL during the early hours of Sunday morning. reports

    Firefighters said the blaze broke in a maintenance building on the site of Winchester Ammunition plant in East Alton just before 3:30 a.m. Authorities said propane cylinders exploded, but those cylinders were isolated from more dangerous materials.

    Thankfully it sounds like nobody was hurt.

    Thanks to Jay for the tip.

    Steve Johnson

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