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Peanut fire in Whigham: Total loss of $3 million

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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

WHIGHAM, GA (WALB) -  That peanut fire in Whigham Friday night caused about three million dollars worth of damage.

Farmers Peanut Company caught fire because of sparks from a welding torch Friday afternoon.

The owner says the building is destroyed, as are 3600 tons of peanuts. Some of the peanuts were salvaged and will be used for peanut oil.

The owner hopes to have the warehouse rebuilt by peanut season in September.

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