PHOTO: An early morning fire on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at Sidney Sugars could have been much worse if not for the response by the Sidney Fire Department.
According to David Garland, General Manager of Sidney Sugars, a fire was discovered in the vertical crystalizer building at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
“The fire department was called and responded quickly and the fire was contained to the vertical crystalizer building," said Garland.
Garland said no employees were injured and he was not aware of any injuries to firefighters.
With the beet harvest beginning this past Monday, the timing of the fire could not have bene worse but Garland said the plant will only be closed for 24 hours and that production will resume on Thursday.