Aberdeen Fire Rescue responds to Industrial / Agricultural complex fire

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release) – On September 28, 2022 at approximately 0100 hours, Aberdeen Fire Rescue was dispatched to the 4800 block of 8th Ave NE at the Ag Processing Inc.

(AGP) facility for a reported fire in the upper stories of one of the buildings on this complex. The fire involved mechanical equipment and agricultural product.

Aberdeen Fire Rescue personnel and AGP staff located fire in the hopper collection system area. The fire was contained and the on-site fire suppression system assisted in controlling the fire. Crews were able to extinguish the remaining fire and associated ‘hotspots.’

Due to the main fire location approximately eighty feet from ground level, varying response tactics were utilized that included high-rise operations and additional equipment needs.

The cause of the fire is considered mechanical in nature and no staff or firefighter injuries were reported.