Soybeans catch fire at Bunge North America in Delphos


By Sam Shriver - sshriver@limanews.com



Delphos and American Township firefighters battle a fire at Bunge North America in Delphos Saturday night.


Courtesy of Delphos Fire Department

Sunday afternoon crews clean up after the dryer fire from Saturday night.


Sam Shriver | The Lima News

DELPHOS — Firefighters braved temperatures in the single digits Saturday night after a grain dryer caught the soybeans inside of it on fire.

A call was made to 911 at 7:14 p.m. alerting first responders to the fire at Bunge North America, 234 S. Jefferson St. in Delphos.

When firefighters arrived, they found smoke and flames coming from the dryer three stories high.

They immediately called American Township for mutual aid to have them assist with their ladder truck.

Delphos also received assistance from the Fort Jennings Fire Department, who manned the station while Delphos firefighters were trying to put the grain fire out.

“Frozen lines made things difficult,” said Delphos Fire Chief Kevin Streets.

Streets says the cause is listed as mechanical failure in the dryer.

No word on the total amount of damages was available.

Delphos firefighters cleared the scene at 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cleanup crews from Bunge were on the scene Sunday afternoon removing the burnt soybeans from the dryer.

Delphos and American Township firefighters battle a fire at Bunge North America in Delphos Saturday night.
http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/web1_bungefire1-toned.jpgDelphos and American Township firefighters battle a fire at Bunge North America in Delphos Saturday night. Courtesy of Delphos Fire Department
Sunday afternoon crews clean up after the dryer fire from Saturday night.
http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/web1_bungefire2-toned.jpgSunday afternoon crews clean up after the dryer fire from Saturday night. Sam Shriver | The Lima News

By Sam Shriver

sshriver@limanews.com

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