Fire sweeps through equipment at Blue Diamond plant in Sacramento

A stubborn fire kept crews busy at the Blue Diamond almond plant early Friday morning.The fire was found burning inside a large machine used to collect dust from the silos where almonds are stored.The fire was reported just after 2:00 am on Friday near the corner of 16th and A streets.Firefighters reported a small blaze burning inside some of the duct work attached to the dust collector.While the fire was small, it was burning in an area high up on the silo and deep inside the pipe making it difficult for crews to access and get water on it.The fire was contained to just the dust collector and did not appear to have spread to any other facilities at the large almond processing plant.There were no reports of any injuries or impacts to traffic outside of the property. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A stubborn fire kept crews busy at the Blue Diamond almond plant early Friday morning.

The fire was found burning inside a large machine used to collect dust from the silos where almonds are stored.

The fire was reported just after 2:00 am on Friday near the corner of 16th and A streets.

Firefighters reported a small blaze burning inside some of the duct work attached to the dust collector.

While the fire was small, it was burning in an area high up on the silo and deep inside the pipe making it difficult for crews to access and get water on it.

The fire was contained to just the dust collector and did not appear to have spread to any other facilities at the large almond processing plant.

There were no reports of any injuries or impacts to traffic outside of the property.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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