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Fire at Tyson feed mill in Snow Hill, Maryland, continues

Local fire departments and Tyson officials are working to manage and extinguish the fire.

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Madeleine Overturf reported on an ongoing fire at a Tyson feed mill in Snow Hill, Maryland, for CoastTV. Efforts to extinguish a grain bin fire at the Tyson Snow Hill Feed Mill in Snow Hill, Maryland, are ongoing. According to Worcester County Government, residents might have heard a loud pop and seen steam released from the top of a grain bin on Saturday afternoon. This was due to pressure from steam and combustion gases, which caused the sealed roof vents to release, inflating and popping tarps used to seal the vents. All debris, except for one piece of tarp material, was contained within the established safety zone.

Emergency personnel from Worcester County and the Snow Hill Fire Department were present during the event. In the afternoon, crews began working on the smoking piles of corn removed from the structure to extinguish hot spots and reduce smoke in the community. This process, involving Tyson officials, the Fire Department, and county staff, is slow and ongoing.

The fire, which has been burning for roughly a week, has caused a persistent odor in the area. Tyson officials indicate that the smell is likely to continue as they work to remove the grain.

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