Fire crews responded to two drying equipment fires at the Riceland Foods parboil plant in Stuttgart, AR on August 20, according to a report in the Stuttgart Daily Leader.
Sent to the facility at 11:14 a.m., firefighters arrived on scene and determined that grain dust was ablaze outside the machine. The newspaper’s account said Riceland staff worked with crews to activate a man lift to douse the fire outside the structure and emptied the dryer of material. Fire personnel were released from the scene after the flames were brought under control.
At 6:55 p.m., crews returned to the facility after another blaze broke out in a dryer. The Daily Leader’s report did not note whether or not injuries occurred during the incident.
Riceland Foods’ headquarters is also located in Stuttgart.