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CAMILLA, GA (WALB) -

There was a fire this morning at that big ethanol plant in Camilla, though it did not force the FUEL plant to stop production.

Around 6:00 AM, an operator was unloading a feed product that is shipped to poultry and dairy industries.

He noticed a hydraulic line was not working.

When workers opened the door to figure out which line had broken, they found a smoldering fire.

Firefighters showed up and sealed the feed product off to make sure nothing else was affected.

"We went ahead and made the decisions that we could continue to unload corn, we could continue to load out ethanol, we could continue to run the plant, as we have been running. So we just basically stopped loading out dried distillers grain, the feed product that we ship. And we isolated the incident to the load out section," says Murray Campbell, FUEL CEO.

About 10 tons of feed was damaged, but the smoldering fire did not stop production.

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