Dust Collector Fire Reported at Perdue Plant in Indiana

October 29, 2018

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Dust Collector Fire Reported at Perdue Plant in Indiana
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Emergency personnel responded to a fire in a dust collector at a Perdue AgriBusiness plant in Washington, IN on Oct. 26, bringing the scene under control in about an hour, several local news organizations reported. 

The blaze started at about 8:45 a.m. when dust ignited in a grain dust collection bin as maintenance work was being performed, fire officials told the Washington Times-Herald. Firefighters were called to the site after Perdue employees unsuccessfully attempted to extinguish the flames.

Calls went out for backup units about an hour after fire crews were called, local radio station WAMW reported.

The Washington Township Fire Department said in the Times-Herald that the fire caused thousands of dollars in damages. 

A statement posted to the Washington Township Fire Department’s Facebook page said that no injuries were logged during the incident and that investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.  

Perdue's site in Washington is operated by its AgriBusiness unit, according to information on the company's website. The plant processes turkey products. 

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