SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – UPDATE: For the second time this month, fire crews were called to Feed Energy company Friday night.
Two plant workers discovered the fire and called 9-1-1. They reportedly were the only people at the plant and escaped without injury.
The fire was contained to the same area that went up in flames weeks ago.
Officials tell us latent heating in the remaining materials in and around the vegetable oil tanks likely reignited sparking an industrial size grease fire.
“We constantly tell people do not put water on top a grease fire because all the grease is going to do is float right back to the top and you’ve caused a bigger problem then what you had recently. This is no different, the water that we’re using is usually to protect adjacent structures, we use the foam to smother the fire and that’s why we had the 185th come down again,” Deputy Fire Marshal Captain Ryan Collins said.
A Feed Energy Company spokesperson said the cause of the May 1 fire has not been announced.
PREVIOUS: Sioux City fire crews are on the scene of what’s described as a large fire.
Crews were called to the 800 block of Cunningham Drive Friday just after 7 p.m.
It is the same location of a fire and explosion several weeks ago at Feed Energy.
Crews reported heavy fire from a vegetable tank.
KCAU 9 has a weather camera watching the scene.