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Firefighters battle hot spots at Georgia peanut warehouse

 

December 6, 2019



DOUGLAS, Ga. (AP) — Firefighters continued to battle hot spots at a south Georgia peanut warehouse on Thursday, more than a day after the blaze began.

Coffee County Fire Chief Steve Carver told The Associated Press that firefighters arrived at the warehouse in Douglas to find flames leaping through the roof of the facility, where shelled peanuts are pressed into peanut oil. Premium Peanut, the farmer-owned cooperative that owns the facility, said it is the largest peanut shelling plant in the world.

Exactly when the fire began remained unclear.

Carver said the fire started before dawn W...



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