FIRE AT SANDERSON FARM SILO DISRUPTS HIGHWAY 79 TRAFFIC

  

A portion of Highway 79 is closed in Robertson County following a fire at the Sanderson Farms feed mill.

Firefighters remained on the scene Wednesday night of a fire inside one of the silos along Highway 79 between Easterly and Franklin.

A spokesperson for the Robertson County Sheriff's Office says some employees were evacuated, but no injuries have been reported.

Firefighters from several fire agencies have assisted with the situation.

A team from the Beaumont area was also called in to assist.

Additional emergency crews were called to the scene including a HAZMAT crew. Equipment was brought in overnight to assist with the fire.