Fire at The Andersons remains under investigation

DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) – The cause of a fire Tuesday night at The Andersons in Delphi remains under investigation.

Crews from nine departments including Delphi, Flora and Buck Creek responded to the scene around 10 p.m.

Delphi Fire Chief Darrell Sterrett said it took them until 6 a.m. Wednesday to offload cob dust from three silos. The dust had to be unloaded carefully to avoid dust explosions.

Sterrett estimates about $30,000 in damage, mainly to a primary dust collector at the mill.

“This had all the makings of a catastrophic failure,” said Sterrett. “But we took our time with it, so that we did not have that happen.”

Sterret said while the cause of the fire is still unknown, investigators can’t rule out the possibility of a lighting strike starting the fire.

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