Update: In a phone call on Wednesday afternoon, spokesman for MFA Aaron Skinner said the fire was actually located at an unused portion of their feed mill. According to a statement released by the company, they plan to demolish the remainder of the mill.
A fire at the Lexington MFA Agricenter and Grain Elevator was likely started by a cutting torch, according to Deputy Chief Glenn Wyse. The blaze Monday night required the response of multiple fire departments. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Wyse:
Wyse said his crew was called at about 8:45 p.m. and worked well into the overnight hours to extinguish the fire. “When we responded to Monroe Street, we could see the flames shooting out of the top of the elevator. We called in about half a dozen agencies from the surrounding area. We cleared the scene at about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday. We had to revisit the scene around 6:45 a.m.”
According to Wyse, the building had been undergoing some renovations. No injuries have been reported. Wyse believes the building did not suffer any significant damage.