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Gasoline fumes sparked by a plasma cutter caused Delaney Concrete Construction to ignite into flames Tuesday in Marion, IA.

Crews got the call around 4:30 p.m. as massive amounts of smoke poured out of two open bay doors, said Marion Fire District Chief Wade Markley.

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Someone was draining gasoline out of a skid-steer loader when fumes ignited from sparks from a plasma cutter, fire officials said. It took crews about an hour and a half to get the fire under control. Officials called the fire accidental.

Three employees escaped the building without injury, but the building was heavily damaged with the roof partially collapsing.

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Delaney Concrete is a family-owned business that has been in Marion since 1975.

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