Georgia Peaut Warehouse Fire Ruled Accidental

January 28, 2009

Georgia’s Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner says a Jan. 20 warehouse fire at Sylvester’s Farm Commodities has been ruled accidental.

According to John Oxendine, an investigation determined the fire was ignited by a spark from welder’s torch.

The massive blaze destroyed 2,300 tons of peanuts worth an estimated $1.5 million and the $2 million structure.

Oxendine said insurance should cover the losses.

There were no injuries.


Information from: The Albany Herald,

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