A blaze broke out at John B. Sanfilippo & Son peanut processing company in Garysburg, VA, Monday, officials said.
Firefighters got the call just before 10:45 a.m. and found the building engulfed where the fire originated. Garysburg fire Chief Nathaniel Ausby said it took firefighters around an hour to get the blaze under control to a point firefighters could back in and check for hotspots.
The company, which has been in the Garysburg area since the early 1990s, is a peanut processor.
Ausby could not immediately speak to the extent of damages. He did confirm product was damaged during the fire.
There were no known injuries in the incident.
According to the company’s website, 70 million pounds of in-shell peanuts are shelled and processed annually at the 160,000-square-foot facility. The company’s cold storage capacity is 3.5 million pounds.