MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. -- A day after flames destroyed a large warehouse at a feed plant, all 150 employees were back to work on Monday. Work continued, however, to put out all the flames -- or to let them burn themselves out -- and to find a cause for the fire.
The fire inside the warehouse for 3G Processing and Grisham Farm Products was discovered around 3 p.m. Sunday. About a dozen employees were working at the time, at the opposite end of the building from where the fire started. The workers got out safely. Before long, the whole warehouse was engulfed.
The warehouse was destroyed, along with all the feed and ingredients inside, plus extra parts and tires for machinery for both businesses. The flames didn't reach into the main production area for 3G processing, which turns breading crumbs from chicken fryers into recyclable oil and an ingredient for chicken feed.