Fire destroys Jones County commodities building at feed company

A fire spontaneously combusted inside a storage building this morning at the Apple Valley Feed Company in Jones County.

Fire Chief Allan Green said he was at the Waffle House shortly before 8:30 a.m. when someone noticed the smoke rising into the sky on Old Highway 18 off Ga. 18.

A Jones County deputy had also spotted the billowing plume and radioed for help.

Commodities being stored to make feed ignited inside the metal building on the property behind the Old Clinton Opry, Green said.

Firefighters brought the fire under control quickly and extinguished the flames in less than an hour.

Owner Paul Moncrief was not at home at the time of the blaze.

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