Fire at Cargill Plant Causes $20K in Damages

The fire was on multiple levels of the plant.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

May 14, 2024

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Cargill fire causes $20k in damages
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A fire at the Cargill plant in Sidney, OH, has caused $20,000 in damages.

The Sidney Fire Department was called to the Cargill plant on Sunday morning around 11 a.m. When crews arrived at the scene, they discovered smoke coming from the fifth floor, and a large hopper on the first floor was on fire.

Fire crews requested a box alarm, calling in all off-duty firefighters and mutual aid from Anna EMS and Fire, Locking Fire, and the Piqua Fire Departments. Sidney Police also assisted with traffic control.

Crews used an elevated master stream to attack the fire on the first floor and a standpipe stream for the fire on the fifth floor of the crush plant, reported On Scene 24 News.

The cause is said to be an accidental fire in dust collection bags and a large hopper.

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About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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