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Firefighters fight blaze twice at peanut company

Crisp County firefighters responded to GFA Peanut Company on Friday around 3 a.m. (Source: WALB) Crisp County firefighters responded to GFA Peanut Company on Friday around 3 a.m. (Source: WALB)
100 tons of peanut hulls caught fire twice over the weekend. (Source: WALB) 100 tons of peanut hulls caught fire twice over the weekend. (Source: WALB)
Chief Jonathan Windham (Source: WALB) Chief Jonathan Windham (Source: WALB)
CRISP CO., GA (WALB) -

A Crisp County peanut company is still cleaning up after more than 100 tons of peanut hulls caught fire twice over the weekend.

Crisp County firefighters responded to GFA Peanut Company on Friday around 3 a.m.

A passerby noticed the smoke coming from behind the building.

Firefighters spent three hours there on Friday. They were called back Sunday afternoon and fought the fire for more than 6 hours.

"It's just really hard to get to the actual fire. It was burning from top to bottom and even set a couple of roofs on fire on surrounding buildings," said Chief Jonathan Windham with the Crisp County Fire Department.

In February 2015, firefighters spent several days at GFA when a silo with more than $700,000 worth of peanuts caught fire.

Both fires were the result of spontaneous combustion. 

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