On May 28, an explosion at the Verso paper mill in Sartell, Minnesota claimed one life, injured five others, and resulted in the biggest fire in Sartell’s history. The blast concusion was experienced by many around town, and it was reported that the thick black smoke was visible from as far away as Foley. Crystal Blunt captured this image less than half an hour after the initial blast, and the fire continued to burn for the following two days.
The following images where captured as smoke still trickled into the air above the mill. The Radio Pilot News Service of Flight Flash took to the sky today for this aerial perspective. A solemn flight today with thoughts for the man who lost his life in this tragedy. For additional coverage, link to www.WJON.com .