Fire in silo at area feed mill under control

(KBTX-TV photo)
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ROBERTSON COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) A fire that broke out Wednesday in a silo at a Sanderson Farms feed mill in Robertson County was under control Thursday morning, authorities said.

Firefighters remained at the scene of the fire along Highway 79 between Easterly and Franklin overnight.

Officials were concerned that if the fire got too hot, the top of the silo could have blown off, sending debris into the air, KBTX-TV in Bryan reported.

Firefighters from several departments assisted in the effort to control the fire as well as to provide coverage in other areas of the county.

Highway 79 starting FM 1940 to FM 2096 was closed to traffic as firefighters battled the blaze.

There were no reports of injuries.

Further details weren’t immediately available.