At approximately 7:00 pm CDT Friday, May 29, there was a fire at Feed Energy’s processing plant in Sioux City, Iowa. The fire was in the same area as a fire that occurred May 1.
As with the fire at the beginning of the month, which started at about 4:30 p.m., there were 4 employees at the plant at the time and fortunately all got out safely.
The Sioux City fire department was called immediately and after they arrived, they contacted the 185th Air National Guard at the Sioux City airport to dispatch their foam truck. The fire was extinguished by approximately 7:45 p.m. and posed little risk to the surrounding community.
The Sioux City plant processes vegetable oil for use in poultry and swine feeds. According to a local fire official, it is believed that the fire started due to “latent heating in the remaining materials in and around the vegetable oil tanks.”
Established in 1987, Feed Energy is headquartered in Pleasant Hill, Iowa with two plants – one in Des Moines and one in Sioux City. The company is a manufacturer of energy and nutraceutical ingredients for animal nutrition and innovative products for crops and plants. For over 30 years, the company has been providing customers with the highest quality products and services, together called the “Feed Energy Experience.”