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Multiple fire departments battle Colquitt Co. fire

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Multiple fire departments tackled a big blaze Friday afternoon in Colquitt County.

A plant warehouse one Highway 133 just outside Moultire caught fire.

No one was injured, but the heat and a lack of hydrants made the work difficult for firefighters.

"Water source, water supply," said Bo Sprunger, Funston Fire Dept. Asst. Chief.

Firefighters had a hard time finding a continuous water source, because there are no hydrants outside the Moultrie city limits.

Fire crews quickly snaked lines close to half mile up the road to a small lake.

"Once we got the feed line established we were good, that was the main obstacle," said Sprunger.

Firefighters tore down the walls of this warehouse to get inside.

The Mobley Plant Company has been in the county for decades, they're a plant hatchery of sorts, growing things like collard greens cabbage and peppers for sale.

"It's actually three houses, we lost the back two the front one contains our seed line," said Joey Faison, Mobley Plant Company.

Managers got the call about the fire just after noon, most of the workers were at lunch.

"We got down here and it was a small fire, we were unable to put it out with the fire extinguishers we had," said Faison.

Firefighters from Colquitt County Volunteer Department, Moultrie, and Worth County all worked to keep the fire from spreading.

Though they lost thousands of dollars in material possessions, no lives were lost. The cause is still under investigation.

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