One Person Sustains Minor Injuries In Explosion At Polaris Industries/Indian Motorcycle Plant In Spirit Lake

Tue 9-11-2018

(Spirit Lake)-- Minor injuries were reported to one person in an explosion and fire Monday evening at the Polaris Industries Indian Motorcycle plant in Spirit Lake. 

Fire Chief Pat Daly tells KUOO news firefighters were called to the scene around 9:30 pm...Polaris explosion01 

"At about 9:30 we got paged out to Polaris. They had an explosion, we had multiple fire alarms out there."

Daly says the damage was contained to that one area of the plant...Polaris explosion02 

"It's basically into the paint room, the paint kitchen there. We did notify DNR because we did have some paint going out the back door so the DNR is aware of that there is a leak there."

Daly says employees were working to contain the leaking paint.

He says it wasn't immediately known what sparked the explosion.

Spirit Lake firefighters were on the scene nearly two hours. The Arnolds Park-Okoboji Fire Department also stood by on the scene as a precaution for a brief time.