Fire smoldered about 10 hours Wednesday in a silo containing nearly 200 tons of soybeans at a feed factory in southeastern Brazil, the country’s Military Firefighters Corps reports.
Responders declared the fire in Uberlândia dead at about 7 p.m. when the last of the soybeans were emptied from the bottom of the silo using a special loader. As the soybeans were emptied, firefighters moved them to another location where they could be spread apart and extinguished.
Throughout the day firefighters used water from fire trucks to cool the exterior of the silo. No injuries were reported from the fire.