Fire contained at Archer Daniels Midland plant in Southport

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Submitted: Thu, 04/21/2011 - 8:04pm
Updated: Thu, 04/21/2011 - 11:07pm

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — Fire crews rushed to the Archer Daniels Midland facility in Southport this morning.

At about 11:30 a.m., employees at ADM noticed smoke near the yeast drying system of the facility’s CitriStim animal feed ingredient production area. The fire suppression system was activated, and the production area was evacuated.

Crews quickly got the situation under control. There were no injuries.

So far investigators do not know what started the fire.

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