Fire destroys Jones County building

A fire spontaneously combusted inside a storage building Tuesday 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, discovered the burning metal building and radioed to alert the volunteer fire department.

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

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