BURLEY — Firefighters extinguished a blaze Oct. 16 at a vegetable-dehydrating plant, Idaho Dehydration and Processing LLC, also known as Ida Pro, in southwest Burley.
“This was the third major fire in four months there,” said Shannon Tolman, Burley fire chief.
Tolman said the Oct. 16 fire was different from the other two. It started inside the plant in the company’s main tumbler that is used to dry the product. The 911 dispatch at 1:30 p.m. as a stack on fire at the plant, 2601 Washington Ave.
The cause is still undetermined.
Tolman said firefighters had the initial fire under control within a half hour but there were additional “hot spots” that they put out. One of the hot spots went through the tubing system and started another fire in a scrubber to the east of the plant, he said. The scrubber was the location of the two other fires.
“Sparks caused the other two fires,” Tolman said.
Firefighters were on scene for six hours but had the fire completely under control in three hours.
“We stayed for a while and watched things,” Tolman said.