Firefighters work over 12hrs putting out Lecompte feed mill fire

Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 4:27 PM CST
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LECOMPTE, La. (KALB) - Firefighters in Lecompte were able to finally go home after working to put out a fire for well over 12 hours at a feed mill.

The Lecompte Fire Department said around 4:30 a.m. on January 13, 2022, they received a call about a fire at the Cargill-Nutrena plant on Feed Mill Road off Highway 71 near LSUA.

While firefighters were in the building fighting the flames, there was an explosion. Luckily, no one was injured. After the blast, the fire continued to burn, and crews were working to put it out all day on Thursday.

(Credit: KALB)

The cause of the fire and the explosion is still under investigation. We will have more updates for you as we learn more.

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