Explosion rocks Ringneck Energy Ethanol Plant in Onida (Audio)

July 10, 2023

ONIDA, S.D.–No one was injured Sunday in an explosion and fire at the Ringneck Energy ethanol plant in Onida.

Onida Volunteer Fire Department Chief Caleb Shepherd  says six employees were at work at the time….

Shepherd says the Sully County Sheriff’s Office secured the scene and it will remain secured until the South Dakota Fire Marshal’s Office investigators arrive today….

Shepherd says there’s major structural damage to the ethanol processing portion of the plant….

Shepherd says they had 20 firefighters and five trucks working on the scene.