Silo Fire Strikes PET Dairy Plant in Virginia

May 1, 2017

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Silo Fire Strikes PET Dairy Plant in Virginia
The PET Dairy facility in Richmond, VA. Image courtesy of Google Maps

Fire crews worked for several hours to extinguish a fire that broke out in a silo at a PET Dairy facility in Richmond, VA Saturday afternoon, several local news organizations reported.

First responders were called to the scene on Robin Hood Road at about noon, with firefighters arriving to find a fire within the silo, local CBS News affiliate WTVR reported.

Special equipment was used to reach the top of the silo and wet the fire from above, and firefighters were able to bring the fire under control at 2:55 p.m., ABC News affiliate WRIC’s coverage said.

No injuries resulted from the incident. The cause of the fire remains unclear.

WTVR said estimates on damages and information on the fire’s impacts on the plant’s operations was unavailable.

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