Brooks grain elevator fire sends 3 people to hospital

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Brooks RCMP say a fire at a grain elevator on Wednesday sent three workers to hospital.

According to a release, RCMP responded at 1:34 p.m. to a fire at a grain elevator west of Brooks, near the JBS meat plant at Range Road 150 and Highway 1.

The Brooks Fire Department, EMS and Fortis also responded to the incident.

RCMP said three workers were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and asked the public to avoid the area.

The fire department has remained on scene for fire suppression efforts.

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety will be investigating the fire with Brooks RCMP.