Equipment Fire Causes $200K in Damage to Pet Food Plant

Officials say the blaze occurred in machine used to grind dog food at the Perfection Pet Foods facility.

John S. Forrester, former Managing Editor

March 19, 2021

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Image courtesy of Visalia Fire Department on Twitter

The Perfection Pet Food production plant in Visalia, CA was damaged by equipment-related fire early Wednesday, several local news organizations reported.

Firefighters were called to the North Miller Court site at about 5:30 a.m. and found the equipment ablaze after they arrived, coverage by said.

“The fire was quickly contained to a large piece of equipment utilized to grind up dog food,” the Visalia Fire Department said in a tweet.  

The fire caused an estimated $200 in damage to the equipment, according to the news website.

A fire official told The Visalia Times Delta that the fire started after the grinding equipment was left on after a grinding process, overheating material inside the machine.

No injuries were reported during the incident. 

Perfection Pet Foods is a manufacturer and packager of private label and co-manufactured pet food and pet snacks.

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John S. Forrester

former Managing Editor, Powder & Bulk Solids

John S. Forrester is the former managing editor of Powder & Bulk Solids.

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