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Fire consumes grain factory in Beja

A fire broke out this Thursday at dawn in the grain silos of the Agricultural Cooperative of Beja and Brinches and is being fought by 34 firefighters, revealed a source from the District Relief Operations Command (CDOS).

The CDOS source in Beja told the Lusa news agency that the fire, for which the alert was given at 5:04 am, was still active around 9:30 am.

At that time, he added, the fight against the flames mobilized 34 firefighters from the Beja, Alvito, Ferreira do Alentejo and Serpa corporations, supported by 13 vehicles.

According to the same source, no victims were registered.

Contacted by Lusa, the president of the Agricultural Cooperative of Beja e Brinches, Fernando do Ros├írio, explained that the flames started in a cereal dryer that had “a few dozen tons of sunflower.”

That dryer was working normally, but overnight there must have been a short in one of the motors. “, He noticed.

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