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Soybean Dryer Fire Breaks Out at Perdue Farms Facility

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The incident comes after a grain dryer fire occurred at the same facility this February.

Several fire departments responded to a Perdue Farms facility in Salisbury, MD on Wednesday after a fire ignited in a grain bin dryer at the site, several local news organizations reported.

Officials told television news station WMDT that the containers became involved in the fire and smoke was visible a distance away from the Zion Church Road site.

The blaze ignited in a piece of soybean drying equipment at about 6:40 p.m., coverage by CBS News affiliate WBOC said. Crews had doused the flames by 10 p.m., limiting damages to the dryer.

No injuries were documented during the incident.

Powder & Bulk Solids reported that a fire broke out in a grain dryer this February at the Perdue’s Salisbury location.

Perdue Farms’ Salisbury facility serves the renewable fuels, oilseeds, grain, feed ingredients, and animal nutrition markets, according to information on the company’s website. The site contains grain storage assets, a soy crush plant, and an oilseeds refinery.

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