Crews Extinguish Large Fire at Grain Pressing Facility

July 10, 2017

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Crews Extinguish Large Fire at Grain Pressing Facility
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A fire broke out Sunday morning in the warehouse of a French Camp, CA grain pressing facility owned by French Oils LLC, igniting three tanks of corn oil as flames spread.

“The large warehouse is a total loss. There is a lot of collapse in the roof,” said Fire Camp Fire Battalion Chief Josh Gish in the Stockton Record’s coverage of the blaze, noting the corn oil stored in the warehouse is flammable but not explosive.

The San Joaquin Sheriff’s Office told the newspaper that three tanks of the corn oil opened during the incident, spreading their contents throughout the building. No injuries were reported.

About 52 tn of grain was stored in the warehouse at the time of the incident, Gish said.

The Modesto Bee reported that the fire produced a “thick column of black smoke” visible from neighboring communities.

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