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A fire broke out in a soybean silo at a Bunge plant in Decatur, AL on Friday. Image courtesy of Pixabay

Silo Fire at Bunge Soybean Plant in Alabama

Crews responded to a Bunge North America plant in Decatur, AL on Friday afternoon after a fire ignited inside of a silo at the facility, several local news organizations reported. 

Called to the Market Street NE plant at about 3 p.m., personnel from Decatur Fire and Rescue observed heavy smoke coming from the structure upon arrival, coverage by ABC News affiliate WAAY said. 

The fire department told people near the plant to stay away from the area during the incident. 

Fire officials told DecaturDaily.com that soybeans in the storage silo were damaged by the fire, but the flames did not damage the silo itself 

Bunge currently operates four facilities in Decatur, according to information on the firm’s website, including a site at the Port of Decatur, a crush plant, a packaging facility, and a refinery. 

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