Some residents near the Dalton, OH facility were told to evacuate or shelter-in-place during the response.

John S. Forrester, former Managing Editor

June 21, 2022

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Emergency personnel were dispatched to the MARS Horsecare feed mill in Dalton, OH last Friday afternoon after a fire broke out in several feed silos at the facility. Flames remained in the bins through Monday.

Some residents near the location were told to evacuate or shelter-in-place in case fuel tanks at the site exploded, the Dalton Daily Record reported. The orders were lifted on Saturday after the tanks were removed from the site.

“It was determined that heat and fire were contained to one main bin and several surrounding bins. With the assistance of other fire chiefs, engineers, and technical teams, after much discussion, it was determined to be too dangerous to try and put water on or attempt to get crews close to extinguish the bins,” East Wayne Fire District wrote in a post on its Facebook page.

Firefighters observed the scene over the weekend to allow the fire to burn itself out. The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to the Daily Record.

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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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