Crews battle fire at downtown Raleigh silo

There was a fire at a soybean processing plant on Blount Street in downtown Raleigh Friday night.
September 13, 2013 8:11:39 PM PDT
Crews worked to put out a fire at a soybean processing plant in downtown Raleigh Friday night.

Officials said train service was stopped while firefighters worked to put out the fire on South Wilmington Street. Around 10 p.m., the fire was under control but firefighters were concerned about smoldering and the possibility of an explosion.

"There's always a chance of an explosion with these type things, if you've got dust and so forth it can explode. The sprinkler system did its job here and got the fire early," said Battalion Chief Rob Johnson. "We've got a big old storage bin full of soybeans that are smoldering right now."

No injuries were reported.

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