Fire sparks at Farmville dehydration plant

FARMVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Pitt County fire crews are working to put a fire at a Farmville dehydration plant.

According to Pitt County Communications, the call came in from the Farmville Natural Blend plant around 7:45 a.m. on Monday.

Firefighters on the scene say the fire sparked in a dryer, which is used to dehydrate the sweet potatoes.

This is the same location of a silo fire that burned for months in 2015. Another recent fire started at the plant a few weeks ago but was contained and extinguished.

 

Farmville, Fountain, Walstonburg, Bell Arthur and Red Oak Fire Departments responded.

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