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Fire officials report grain elevator explosion in Atchison, Kan.
ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) ' Authorities in the northeast Kansas town of Atchison say they have been called to a grain elevator explosion, and media reports said the blast could be felt widely around the site and seen across the river in Missouri.
A spokesman for the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., said the hospital was expecting two patients from the blast, but their conditions weren't immediately known.
An Atchison Fire Department dispatcher said several area agencies have responded to the scene at Bartlett Grain Co. along with firefighters and paramedics.
Atchison is about 50 miles northwest of Kansas City, Mo.
The St. Jospeh News-Press reported that the blast sent a fireball into the air that could be seen across the river in Buchanan County, Mo.