Multiple fire crews respond to fire at Louis Dreyfus in Claypool

(Photo supplied / Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory)

Several fire crews were put to work Wednesday morning at Louis Dreyfus in Claypool.

Claypool Fire Department first reported heavy smoke at LD Claypool shortly before 7 a.m., and called for a full assist from Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory and the Silver Lake Fire Department.

Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory Chief Mike Wilson tells News Now Warsaw that the fire was isolated to one tank at the plant. That tank contained parts of byproducts of biodiesel fuel.

Officials had asked everyone to avoid State Road 15 and 700 South as they worked.

By 7:30 a.m. the fire was under control. It was fully put out and the area was deemed safe by 9:30 a.m.

No word yet on the cause of the fire, but the Claypool Fire Chief told the Times Union it caused “a lot of significant damage” to the structure.